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Harry M. Gustafson Harry M. Gustafson, beloved husband of the late Judith (nee Leichhardt) Gustafson and Amy (nee Foley) Gustafson. Loving father of Linda G. (the late Howard V.) Sheehan Jr., Marta (Bruce) Gillilan and Randolph H. (Victoria) Gustafson. Dear step father of Parker (Laticia) Bennett and Scott (Jenny) Bennett. Devoted grandfather of 7, step grandfather of 4. Great grandfather of 4. Fond brother of Barbara Croneigh. Numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Gertrude and Harry Gustafson and a granddaughter Lindsay Gillilan. Also survived by his caregiver of 2 years Manuel Sevilla. Born July 31, 1921, in Chicago, he passed away peacefully at home on April 6, surrounded by his family and caregiver. Harry was a resident of Luther Village in Arlington Heights former long time resident of Glenview, IL. He was a graduate of Morgan Park Military Academy. He attended University of Michigan and graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, the Elks Club and the North Shore Country Club. Former President and CEO of Simmons Engineering Corp in Wheeling. Lt JG in the Navy during WW II commanding an LST in the Pacific theater. He enjoyed golf, ballroom dancing, fishing and world travel. He could fix anything. Visitation Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mt. Prospect. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Navy- Marine Corps Relief Society, www.nmcrs.org. For funeral information, 847-255-7800 or www.friedrichsfh.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 8, 2013
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