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Jerold "Jerry" Eugene Gustafson, 75, a long-time Osage area resident, peacefully passed into eternity Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 while a patient at CHI St. Joseph's Health in Park Rapids.

Jerry was born Aug. 16, 1938 in Rawson, N.D. to Oscar and Ella (Ask) Gustafson. He attended public school in Mayville, N.D. and then went on to study to become a professional millwright.

On Oct. 20, 1962, Jerry was married to Anita Marie Belter at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Shakopee. This union was blessed with one son, Eric.

Jerry's work as a mill-wright brought him to many cities throughout the country. He worked in places as far away as Alaska and throughout the lower 48 states. Jerry enjoyed following NASCAR events, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was a man of faith and treasured worshipping at the Grace Community Church in Osage. He also loved his dog, Snowball.

He will be lovingly re-membered by his son, Eric of Osage; granddaughter, Chelsey Loveless; three brothers, Jerome Gustafson of Aurora, Colo., Gordon (Arlene) Gustafson of Aurora, Colo. and Larry Gustafson of Escondido, Calif.; four sisters, Dolly Dwyer of Great Falls, Mont., Dorothy Woods of Winterhaven, Fla., Avis (Mel) Steinward of Longmont, Colo. and Monica Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jerold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anita in 2000; and three brothers, Leroy, Clifford and Mylo.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday, August 18 at the Grace Community Church in Osage with Pastor Paul McKibben officiating.

Casketbearers: Charlie Marquardt, Will Nordin, Dick Moore, David Lym-burner, Marvin James and Conrad Bruce.

Honorary casketbear-ers: John "Fizzer" Hergott, Byron Oja, John Wagner, Tom Mettert, Darlene Wettels and Sheila Jacob.

Interment: Riverside Cemetery at Osage.