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Alfred C. Gustafson

December 14, 1917 July 17, 2011
Alfred C. Gustafson
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Vinton—Alfred C. Gustafson, age 93, died peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Daubs officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.   Burial at Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton. 
 Alfred Carl Gustafson was born December 14, 1917 near Anamosa, IA, to Emil and Eva (Blood) Gustafson.  He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School.  In 1942, Alfred enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. 
 In 1947 Alfred married Charlene Wilt in Shellsburg, IA.  They later divorced.  Alfred farmed between Urbana and Shellsburg for a time before moving to Vinton. Alfred owned a Coast to Coast Hardware store in Waterloo, WI and later in Watertown, WI before moving back to Vinton to retire.  He was active in the Chamber of Commerce and the Baptist Church.  He was an avid reader and stamp collector and enjoyed riding bicycles until well into his eighties. 

Alfred is survived by his sons, Gary (Barbara), Vinton, IA, David, Kuna ID, and Alan (Leane) Gustafson, Lakefield, MN, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
 He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Paul, and sisters, Dorothy Jean and Mary.
 A memorial fund has been established. 
 Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Alfred and his family.  Online condolences may be left at


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