Jeffrey W. (Gusto) Gustafson
Jeffrey W. (Gusto) Gustafson, 35, of Hazen, passed away on November 26, 2006, after a long valiant battle with cancer at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, ND. Jeff was born on April 29, 1971, to Dennis and Mary (Johnson) Gustafson in Grand Fo...
Jeffrey W. (Gusto) Gustafson, 35, of Hazen, passed away on November 26, 2006, after a long valiant battle with cancer at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, ND. Jeff was born on April 29, 1971, to Dennis and Mary (Johnson) Gustafson in Grand Forks, ND. He grew up in Grand Forks and graduated from Central High School in 1989. He attended the University of Minnesota Crookston, graduating in 1991, with a degree in Natural Resources and Wildlife Management. He had various jobs in the field including working for Wright County Parks and the city of Monticello, MN. He married Noelle Ferch on May 17, 1997. They have three children together: Tyler, Anna and Gretchen. They moved to Hazen, ND in 1999, where Jeff took a position as Hazen Parks and Recreation Director and High School Hockey Head Coach for the Hazen-Beulah Northstars. He loved the sport of hockey and played throughout his high school and college careers. He brought his hockey team to state two years in his six years of coaching. Jeff enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time with his family, and watching his son play hockey. He was confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Beulah, ND. Jeff is survived by his wife, Noelle; one son, Tyler; two daughters, Anna and Gretchen all of Hazen; his parents, Dennis and Mary Gustafson of Grand Forks, ND; sisters, Stacie (Corey) Petterson of Clearbrook, MN, Katie (Jason) Krogstad of Grand Forks, ND, and Kristy Gustafson and her special friend, Jason Fuchs of Tucson, AZ; nephews, Tanner, Austin and Caleb Petterson. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Carl (Shorty) and Olga (Johnson) Gustafson and maternal grandparents, Louis and Helen (Kvaal) Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Gustafson Children Memorial Fund at Union State Bank, P.O. Box 468, Hazen, ND 58545 Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. MST, Thursday, November 30, 2006, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Beulah, with Pastor Rod Poppinga officiating. Another funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. CST on Friday, December 1, 2006, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks with Pastor Rod Poppinga and Pastor Jennie English officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunnywood Gardens Cemetery, Grand Forks. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen. Arrangements conducted by: Seibel Funeral Homes Hazen and Beulah