MOUNT MORRIS – Carl E. Gustafson, 75, of Mount Morris, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home.
Carl was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Detroit, the son of Gordon and Elsie (Drossard) Gustafson. He graduated from high school in 1957, and then entered the Navy for 2 years. He married Laura Forte on Dec. 31, 1960, in Evanston. Carl worked as a truck driver for Personalized Pick Up Service in Elk Grove Village for more than 25 years, and for Oregon Healthcare Pharmacy Inc. in Oregon for 7 years as a driver. Carl was in Rock River Riders Motorcycle Club in Oregon. He collected rare collectibles, and enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren and family. He belonged to Mount Morris Moose Lodge 1551 and the American Legion in Oregon. He loved his time in Wisconsin.
Carl is survived by his wife, Laura Gustafson of Mount Morris; four daughters, Marlene (James) Anderson of Sandyville, Ohio, Sylvia (Eduardo) Correa of Burr Ridge, Jorie (Kerry) Langlois of Streamwood, and Koren (Jeremy) Bell of Wood Dale; 11 grandchildren, Danielle, Amanda, Lauren, Chelsea, Cody, Tyler, Alexandra, Dylan, Chloe, Isabela, and Lily; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Gustafson of Chicago and Arnold Gustafson of Hazel Park, Mich.; one sister, Rita (Timothy) Almond of North Wilkesboro, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Walter; sister; Elaine Malenfant; brother-in-law and best friend, Grant Forte; and other brother-in-law, Thomas Forte.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday and the funeral at 3 p.m. Sunday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, with the Rev. Josh Erhler officiating.
Memorials will be established.