Herbert P. Gustafson

Born: Mon., Jun. 3, 1929
Died: Sat., Sep. 2, 2017


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 08, 2017
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 09, 2017
Location: Berea Lutheran Church

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Herbert P. Gustafson, 88, of Pittsfield, passed away Saturday September 2, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born June 3, 1929 in Pittsfield, a son to the late Urno and Frances Ahlquist  Gustafson. Herb was a 1948 graduate of Youngsville High School and then went on to serve in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked at the National Forge for 35 years, and also owned and operated Gustafson Excavating and Septic Service. Herb enjoyed working on trucks and equipment, going to the local race tracks and attending tractor and truck shows.

He is survived by his 2 sons; Jeffrey (Debbie) Gustafson of Irvine, Michael (Helen) Gustafson of Russell, a grandson, Jason Gustafson, his brothers; Howard Gustafson of Pittsfield, Lawrence (Jackie) Gustafson of Irvine and Butch Gustafson of Youngsville, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jane Edith Nystrom Gustafson, whom he married March 5, 1960, a sister Ina Walters, and his brothers, Urno “Lefty”, John and Richard Gustafson.

Friends and family will be received on Friday from 3-6 pm at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the Berea Lutheran Church in Pittsfield with the Rev. Nancy Schwanke, officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Berea Lutheran Church c/o James Forslund 240 Patti Lane Pittsfield, PA 16340-6742, or to the Garland Vol. Fire Dept. 31 Bailey Ln., Garland, PA 16416. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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