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Richard J. Gustafson, 87, of Machesney Park, IL passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1929, in Milwaukee, WI the son of Stuart and Irene (Gabel) Gustafson. He married Lois M. Key on February 16, 1957 in Rockford. Richard was a graduate of St. Thomas High School class of 1948. He was employed with General Motors in Janesville from 1959-1986. He was a member of LLL and Moose Clubs. Richard enjoyed boating at his home in Delavan, WI, winters at his home at Ft. Myers Beach, FL, staying active at the local YMCA, reading, music and cars.
He is survived by his wife Lois; daughters, Mrs. Priscilla Geraci and Pamila (Daniel) Gioppo; grandchildren, John (Laura) Geraci, Scott Gioppo, Jodi (Tony) Seminerio, and Lisa Gioppo; great-grandchildren, Angelo Seminerio and Michael Geraci; sister -in-law, Sally Schrom. Predeceased by parents; daughter, Lori; son-in-law, Frank Geraci; and infant grandson, John Frank Geraci.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. 2nd St. with Father Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service at the church. Private burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To share a memory or online condolence, visit

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  1. Denise and Mark Van Vleck

    We are sorry to hear of Richard's passing. May God hold you close and your memories warm your hearts.our sincerest condolences.

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