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Obituary for Ron Gustafson

February 6, 1945 - June 1, 2017
Eagle Grove, Iowa | Age 72


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.
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