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CHILLICOTHE - Robert D. Gustafson, 68, of Chillicothe died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Chillicothe.

Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be held at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. Memorial service will begin at 6 p.m., also at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home.

He was born on June 16, 1949, in Peoria to Vernon and Vera (Holland) Gustafson. He married Lynnita Forsythe on May 3, 1993, in Lacon, Ill.

Robert worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years before retiring.

He loved to fish and was a past member of the Sportsman's Club. He also enjoyed playing baseball and was on a Caterpillar baseball team.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lynnita; a daughter, Ketra (Sean) Whiting of Chillicothe, Ill.; a stepson, Robert (Kathy) Gess of Chillicothe, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, John (Jean) Gustafson of Lacon, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be made to the .

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hurdfamilyfunerals.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Jan. 31, 2014
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