Ron Gustafson

  • Born: February 6, 1945
  • Died: June 1, 2017
  • Location: Eagle Grove, Iowa

Foust Funeral Home

103 N Cadwell Ave
Eagle Grove, IA 50533

Tel. (515) 448-3674

Tribute & Message From The Family


Message From The Family

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Ronald Reuben Gustafson, the son of Reuben and Gwendolyn (Walgren) Gustafson, was born on February 6, 1945, in Harcourt, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Central Webster High School in Burnside in 1963. He then attended Fort Dodge Community College.
On April 20, 1968, Ron was united in marriage with ClaraJo Danielson at the Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie.
Ron established the Gustafson Insurance Agency in 1968 and was located in Eagle Grove. He was an insurance agent for 49 years. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Harcourt and joined Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1968, serving on church council, property committee and various others. Ron was the zoning officer for Eagle Grove for many years.
Ron loved restoring and racing vintage race cars with his brother, Rollie, who formed Gustafson Brother's Racing. He organized the Webster City Vintage Reunion for 19 years. Ron was very supportive of all his grandchildren's activities and always tried to attend.
Ron passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the age of 72 years. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Arek Asklund; nephew, Bob Eich; parents, Reuben and Gwendolyn; and grandparents, Floyd and Berth Walgren and John and Annie Gustafson.
Ron is survived by his wife, Jo Gustafson of Eagle Grove; son, Doug Gustafson (Roz) of Harcourt; daughter, Chrisann Hodson (Alan) of Clarion; three grandchildren, HannahJo, Elizabeth and Adam; two step granddaughters, Josie and Jade; step great-grandson, Atlis; sister, Gweneth Anderson (Merlin) of Fort Dodge; brother, Rollie Gustafson (Connie) of Harcourt; brother-in-law, Bart Danielson of Fort Dodge and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove. Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eagle Grove.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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So many memories of Ron. Rollie and the "Pushy People". We always had fun when Ron was around at the race meets, there was nothing that he wouldn't do to help some one in need, all while spreading laughter. my deepest sympathy for you as you have to adjust to life without Ron, as all of us that had the honor of knowing him.

Posted by Roger WADE - CIRCLE PINES, MN - Friend   August 31, 2017

We were so sorry to learn of Ron's death and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dave and Dee (Gustafson) Crawford.

Posted by Dee crawford - Newbury Park, CA - Family   June 05, 2017

Jo we are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Tom and Leann Powers - Pocahontas, IA - Friend   June 04, 2017

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Jo, We are very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family

Posted by Ron and Mary Jane Jensen - Alamo, TX - Friend   June 03, 2017

Jo and Chrisann, we are so sorry for your loss. We have many memories of good times when we lived in E.G. We will try to come to the visitation on Sunday.

Posted by Jerry and Carol Burke - Manchester - Friend   June 02, 2017


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