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Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Thomas Robert Gustafson

September 7, 1984March 13, 2020

Thomas Robert Gustafson, aka “Uncle Tom, Un Nom duh and Bob” passed away on March 13, 2020. Tom was born on September 7, 1984 in Davenport, Iowa to Timothy R. and Debra Ann (Atkins) Gustafson. Services will be private family only. Private burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.weertsfh.com. Memorials may be left to the family.

Tom was a kind and gentle giant, a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. He worked for the Scott County Family YMCA preparing meals for the children in the Early Learning Centers. He quickly became Uncle Tom to all of the children passing out smiles and high fives to every child.

He is survived by his parents; sisters, Victoria Gustafson and Samantha Gustafson; brother, James (Renee) Gustafson; his beloved nieces and nephews, Amani, Adriyah, James, Beau, Marilee and Lorelai; grandparents, John and Carol Atkins; his cousin, (twin) Glen Hubbard and his best friend, Brian (Shaggy) Williams; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. In addition, he was especially close to a young lady that he helped raise for the last three years and that he considered to be his daughter, Elisabeth Clark-Zack.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Marilee Gustafson, Donna Garvey and Uncle Bruce Gustafson

His passing leaves a hole that we will never be able to fill. High fives in Heaven Tom.

  • FAMILY

  • Timothy R. Gustafson, Father
  • Debra Ann (Atkins) Gustafson, Mother
  • Victoria Gustafson, Sister
  • Samantha Gustafson, Sister
  • James (Renee) Gustafson, Brother
  • John Atkins, Grandfather
  • Carol Atkins, Grandmother
  • Glen Hubbard, Cousin
  • Brian (Shaggy) Williams, Best Friend
  • Tom also leaves his beloved nieces and nephews, Amani, Adriyan, James, Beau, Marilee and Lorelai. As well as aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. In addition, he was especially close to a young lady that he helped raise for the last three years and that he considered to be his daughter, Elisabeth Clark-Zack.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Marilee Gustafson, Donna Garvey and Uncle Bruce Gustafson.
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Services

  • Private Family Only

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Scott Yo-Yo Man Searle

March 19, 2020

When I first sobered up I went to the ymca daily!!!! I still go from time to time. He always had a great smile and greeted me. He will be missed!!

Danielle Zack

March 19, 2020

Tom was an amazing man and father. He became a father to Lis instantly. He loved her and helped her grow more than I could have ever wished for. He was the best cat dad as well. Lily loved him and warmed to him quicker than I had ever seen her take to anyone. He was the kindest most generous man I've ever met. The world is worse off without him.

Hillary Wilson

March 19, 2020

I remember playing with Tommy and sister at the YMCA every morning with my brother (Marshall). I'm so sorry Debbie.

Love
Hillary (Cheek) Wilson

Cora Sharp

March 19, 2020

Dear Gustafson family,
Oh, how this saddened me to read of Tom’s passing. I had the privilege of having Tom in my class. I could always count on him coming in with a smile and brightening my day! His goal in life was to make people happy just by being his own happy self. He was creative and caring, funny and sometimes incorrigible but mostly he came in ready to learn and share. To say he had a love for life is an understatement. I know that he will light up heaven with his smile, his caring way, and his unending jokes (sometimes they were pretty corny). I am glad he was a part of my teaching experience. God rest his soul.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY