Marvin George Gustafson

Born: Saturday, May 8, 1937
Passed: Friday, November 16, 2018

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Marvin George Gustafson, age 81, passed away on Friday November 16th, 2018 surrounded by loving family. He was born to Chester Gustafson and Alta Schrader in Rockford, IL on May 8th, 1937. Marvin and his brother Donald Gustafson graduated from East High School. On May 8th 1959 he was wedded to Juanita Eklund. Shortly after their marriage, they began their family having three children. After years of employment as an engineer at Barnes Drill, he retired in 1995.

He enjoyed year-round gardening, puzzles, and helping family with construction projects. He was happiest when he was cooking extravagant meals and surrounded by family.

Marvin is survived by his wife Juanita, his three children, Wendy (Steve) Warner, Craig (Rita) Gustafson, and Kristine (John) Hamaker, four grandchildren, Rysa (Taylor) Clark, Stefanie (Brett) McWilliams, Jacob Hamaker, Tria Gustafson and his two fur-grandchildren, Chester and Olive Warner. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

Marvin will have a private family service held at Olson Funeral Home in Rockford, Illinois. He will be buried at Willowbrook Cemetery in Roscoe.

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  1. Dan and Lynell Campbell

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father Kris. May memories of his life keep alive in your heart and many hugs and prayers to your family.

  2. Henry and Elizabeth Slagle

    Gus, so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Sending prayers to you and your family!

  3. The Davenport’s

    Prayers to you Kris and Family

  4. Jon and Kathy Gonder

    Kris, we are so sorry to hear about your dad. So glad he was able to see Stef get married. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs...

  5. Jean Perez

    We are so sorry for your loss. We just saw Wendy and Steve last month, and your dad was beginning to "not feel right" and the next day, Wendy said the doctor said he should go to the hospital. It all happened rather quickly, which can be a good thing in a way. At least he didn't have to suffer long. Keeping you and the family in thoughts and prayers.

  6. Vicki Anderson

    So very sorry to read of the passing of your dad Craig. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Rita, and the girls. We know you have some pretty fond memories of time spent together. Love to you all god bless

  7. Kim Graceffa

    Kris, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Gary and Jody McWilliams

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Marvin's family. Thre loss is great but the love and memories live in our hearts forever. God bless.

  9. Butch and Judy Smith

    So sorry your lost.

  10. Betty McWilliams

    So sorry Stephanie & Brett.May your Grampa rest in peace honey.My sympathies to your Mom & Dad & families also.God bless your Grampa,

  11. Wishard Family

    Sorry for your loss. God bless

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