Dorothy F Gustafson
October 26, 1925 – March 12, 2018
Dorothy Gustafson, 92 of Machesney Park, IL died at 6:45 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018, at River Bluff Nursing Home after a lengthy battle with the effects of a stroke she suffered in November of 2016. Born October 26, 1925 in Rockford, the daughter of Henry and Almeda (Thompson) Price. Dorothy was a lifetime resident of the Rockford area, and married Dale L. Gustafson on August 23, 1942 in St. Louis Mo. Dorothy worked at many positions throughout her lifetime, eventually retiring from Forest Hills Lanes in 1995. Dorothy was happiest when surrounded by family. She loved to cook and had a passion for camping at their “summer homes” initially in Lodi, Wi., then later in Portage Wi. Dorothy loved music and was always ready to dance. Even after being confined to a wheel chair, she would always move and sway to the music whenever she was around it.
Survivors include, sons Bruce Gustafson of Hayward Wi., Douglas (Edna) Gustafson of Loves Park, Il., Richard (Janet) Gustafson of Lisle Il., Bradley (Teresa) Gustafson of Machesney Park, Il., and daughter Andrea (Joseph) Gennrich of Garland Tx.: 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years; one daughter; both parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral Service at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 19 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 12:30 p.m. until time of service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com
- Henry Price, Father
- Almeda (Thompson) Price, Mother
- Dale L. Gustafson, Husband
- Bruce Gustafson, Son
- Douglas (Edna) Gustafson, Son
- Richard (Janet) Gustafson, Son
- Bradley (Teresa) Gustafson, Son
- Andrea (Joseph) Gennrich, Daughter
- Also survived by 15 Grandchildren; 14 Great-Grandchildren; and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years; one daughter; both parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister.
- Visitation Monday, March 19, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, March 19, 2018
Dorothy F Gustafson
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March 15, 2018
Dorothy was like a mother to me when I was a teenager and after I got married. We had good times together bowling, card club, dancing and most of all camping at our summer home at Lodi Wi. We would sit around the campfire with our husbands telling stories and laughing so hard we would cry. I will miss her. May she rest in peace.
March 13, 2018
My condolences to the family. May the "God of all comfort" comfort you during this difficult time. (2 Cor 1:3)