Winifred May (Moore) Gust (1917 - 2013)

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Funeral services for Winifred M. Gust was conducted by Pastor Steven Frock on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 2: p.m. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. Interment was in the Arlington Heights Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers were: Robert M. Gust, Chay Gust, Coby Gust, Shawn Bohlmann, Scott Goodrich, and Brian Cuppy. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Winifred May Gust, the daughter of William and Edith Petersen Moore, was born March 16, 1917, at her parents' home northeast of Ross, and died Aug. 28, 2013, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, at the age of 96 years, 5 months, and 12 days.
Winifred attended the church in Ross. She attended rural school northeast of Ross and then was employed as a hired girl for several local neighbors.
On March 21, 1936, she was united in marriage to Gordon Gust. They farmed east of Ross for several years and operated other farms in the Audubon County area. Winifred helped Gordon farm where she milked cows, raised chickens, and helped with the farm chores. Gordon died in May of 1966. Winifred lived on the farm for a short time then moved into Audubon. Winifred cleaned houses and several businesses until she retired. She then helped care for her mother.
Winifred was a devoted wife, a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed baking, canning fruits, vegetables, and meats, embroidering, and quilting. She embroidered pillowcases and tea towels which she gave to family members. She loved having friends in for coffee always serving fresh baked goods and cookies.
Preceding her death was her husband Gordon Gust; her two infant sons: Ray Gust and Roy Gust; her parents; her brothers: Theodore (Buss) and wife Loretta Moore; John and wife Ruth Moore; and her brother-in-law Donald Gust.
Survivors include her sons: Robert and wife Judy Gust of Audubon; Dale and wife Cheryl Gust of Templeton; her grandchildren: Julie Knutsen of Audubon; Robert M. and wife Carla Gust of Audubon; Maridee and husband Shawn Bohlmann of Audubon; Janelle and husband Scott Goodrich of Grimes; Jeanette and husband Brian Cuppy of Ankeny; Cami Gust of Des Moines; Cara Smith of Monroe, Minn.; Chay and wife Kennell Gust of Audubon; Coby and wife Jenny Gust of Audubon; her two step-grandchildren: Holly and husband Brian Wendl of Willey; Michael and wife Jesse Fuchs of Arcadia; 21 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 8 step-great-grandchildren; her sister Betty and husband Duane Laughery of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sister-in-law Margaret Gust of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Sept. 6 to Oct. 4, 2013