Beverly Roseland (Gustafson)

June 27, 1950December 29, 2018

Beverly Roseland (Gustafson), 68, departed from her earthly tent to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 29, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on January 4, 2019 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with a visitation starting at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery following the service.

Beverly was born June 27, 1950 in Des Moines to Norman and Elinor (Connely) Roseland. She was a 1968 graduate of Valley High School. Bev married Michael Gustafson in 1969 and together they raised three children. She was a homemaker up to the early 80’s when she attended DMACC and worked as a substance abuse counselor. Bev and Michael divorced, but reunited a few years later until her death. She loved to shop at Michaels, Valley Junction, and the Picker Knows. Bev’s greatest joy in life were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and visiting her mother in Wisconsin.

Bev is survived by her mom, Elinor Roseland; sister, Judy Strate; long time companion, Michael; son, Erik; daughter, Gala; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman; grandson, DuShawn Kelly and daughter, Heidi Hawthorne.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Roseland family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


  • Autumn Hawthorne
  • DeAn Kelly
  • DeJon Kelly
  • Trevon Kelly
  • DeMonte Kelly
  • DeAndra Kelly
  • Ashley Hawthorne
  • Megan Gustafson


  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, January 4, 2019

Beverly Roseland (Gustafson)

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Jodi Rock Baumgarten

January 4, 2019

I was very saddened to hear of Bev's passing. Being a best friend to her daughter Heidi, I spent a lot of my childhood at their house. Bev and Mike always took us girls in (see there was always a group of us...getting into trouble of course). I'm glad I was able to see Bev a few years ago, unfortunately it wasn't under better circumstances. It was for her daughter Heidi's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bev's family and friends. You're in heaven with your beautiful daughter now Bev. Please tell Heidi I said "Hi" and that I miss her dearly. Much love to both of you. Jodi

Barbara Downard

January 3, 2019

My condolences go out to the family! I only knew Beverly about a year I met her on Facebook she would come over and visit about once a month we would sit around and talk while Mike waited patiently for her out in the car. I am going to miss her as I am sure so many people will. Rest in peace my good friend!

Peggy Harling

January 2, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Beverly. We grew up together and had so many fun times. We took dancing lessons together and played at each others houses in grade school. I remember always having hot chocolate and cinnamon toast for breakfast at her house. Her parents invited me along for their trip to California years ago. Not sure how old Bev and I were but it was a trip I will never forget. She had a relative that was able to get us into some movie studios and we even had lunch with writer Ray Bradbury. We saw the movie set for Sand Pebbles and were hoping we might see Steve McQueen but no such luck. We were buddies. Even though we did loose touch later in life, she was always on my mind. She was my Best Friend! I will miss her. She was so giving and helped me through some tough times. Bless her soul. Peggy Harling

Tara Webber

January 2, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

Dario Lenarduzzi

January 1, 2019

Gustafson Family,

My sincere condolences. I’ve known Bev for almost 40 years. I grew up with the entire family. Many laughs and fun times with the family. When Bev and I would talk we would always laugh about when Mike and Bev would leave, we would throw some AWESOME parties. I never saw Bev yell, say negative things or ever be rude. Her door was always open. She will be missed. In closing, I must say I never have met a man like Mike Gustafson who cherished and waited on her every need.........................TRUE ❤️ LOVE!
Say hello to Heidi for me🙏🏼

Dario Lenarduzzi