BRUCE WAYNE GUSTAFSON was born on June 29, 1942 in
Freeport, IL and passed away April 18, 2011 in
Bruce received his Masters Degree from Lehigh University
in Metallurgy and Material Science, a Micro Engineering
Degree, and a Bachelors Degree from the University of
Illinois in Electrical Engineering. Bruce worked for
Western Electric, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies, where
he retired. Bruce was on the golf team at the University
of Illinois, and continued to compete in golf tournaments
and play as often as possible. Bruce loved sports of all
kinds, and always helped coach the childrens' sports.
Bruce was a wonderful husband and great Dad, and he will
be dearly missed. Bruce was not able to play golf the
last few years, & we are positive Bruce is up in Heaven
playing golf right now with a smile on his face.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mercedes and Wayne
Gustafson and his sister Karen Horschke. He is survived by
his wife Karen Gustafson, son Doug Gustafson, daughter Tara
McWhirter and husband Desmond, daughter Julie Blackmon and
husband John, grandchildren Carter and Benjamin Blackmon
and Rose and Macy McWhirter, brother Barry Gustafson and
wife Fran, sister Kay Pogemiller and husband Rick, and
brother Keith Gustafson and wife Nancy.