Lillian Gustafson

LILLIAN M. GUSTAFSON, 88 ROCKFORD - Lillian M. Gustafson, 88, of Rockford passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in her home. Born Nov. 10, 1924, in Rockford, the daughter of Oden and Elin (Gustafson) Ek. She married Robert H. Gustafson on Aug. 30, 1946, in Rockford; he predeceased her in 2006. Lillian was a graduate of East High School and worked at the former American Cabinet Co. She spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a longtime member of Tabor Lutheran Church. She is survived by daughter, Kathy (Keith) Vavra of Cherry Valley; son, Keith (Kristine) Gustafson of Byron; grandsons, Kurt (Tina) Vavra, Kyle (Dena) Vavra and Garrett Gustafson; and great-granddaughters, Audrey Vavra and Allison Vavra. Predeceased also by her parents and brothers, Robert C. Ek and Francis Ek. Private entombment in Sunset Mausoleum. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. To share a memory or online condolence, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012