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Betty Louise  Gustafson
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Obituary for Betty Louise Gustafson

PEORIA—Betty Louise Gustafson, 95, a resident of Proctor Place, passed away at 4:34 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Proctor.

Born on March 11, 1923 in Peoria to John and Goldie Colton Bush, she married Warren “Gus” Gustafson in New London, Missouri on December 27, 1941. He passed away on March 26, 1991.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one sister, Mary; and two brothers, John and William.

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Betty is survived by one son, Robert (Karen) Gustafson of Washington; one daughter, Ann (Scott) Winston of Peoria; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Winston, Jennifer Winston, Douglas (Kaili) Gustafson and Laura Gustafson as well as four great-grandchildren, Chase, Chandler, Ryan and Wyatt.

Betty was an LPN retiring from Proctor Hospital in 1974. Following retirement, she and her husband moved near Longville, Minnesota on Lake Wabedo where they lived for 18 years, spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona.

Betty was an artist, selling her paintings in Minnesota, Arizona and Illinois. She was an avid elder-hostel traveler. A member of the Pimiteoui Walking Club, she enjoyed hiking and walking.

A devout Christian, Betty was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 at The Wilton Mortuary where visitation will be one hour before services. Pastor Jack Mackowiak will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 6801 N. Allen Rd, Peoria, IL 61614 or Proctor Place, 2724 W. Reservoir Blvd., Peoria, IL 61615.

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Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

Memorial Contribution

Proctor Place

2724 W. Reservoir Blvd. Peoria, Illinois 61615

Redeemer Lutheran Church

6801 N. Allen Rd. Peoria, IL 61614

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