Harold L. Gustafson
April 15th, 2022
Harold LeRoy Gustafson age 96 of Delano passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022. He was born September 8, 1925, to Oscar and Myrtle (Wennerstrom) Gustafson in Dassel, Minnesota.
Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was inducted into the Army during World War II and was Honorably discharged at the rank of Tec 5. Harold made his lifelong career with the Railroad. At the time of his retirement he was a railroad messenger.
Harold loved to spend time in the outdoors, especially fishing. He liked to play cards. Games of cribbage with friends and family were something he looked forward to.
On August 19, 1985, he was united in marriage to ElVera Albertina Marie Cronk Farniok.
Harold was preceded in death by his daughter Kathleen Gustafson; granddaughter Nina Lea Nelson; parents Oscar and Myrtle Gustafson; siblings Raymond Gustafson, Marlys Iliff, Delores Sanford, Marion Stevens ; brothers-in-law Merton Iliff and Harry Peterson, Steve Stevens; ElVera’s daughter and husband Nancy (Francis) Green. He is survived by his wife ElVera; children Linda Carrier, Randy (Tracy) Gustafson; grandchildren Tonja (Rob) Lund, Molly Gustafson, Mitch Gustafson, Mikaela Gustafson, Radley Howell; great grandchildren Daniel Lund, Lexi Lund, ElVera’s daughter Sharon (Les) Bartos; seven step-grandchildren, eight step-great grandchildren, and three step-great great grandchildren; sisters Dianne (Don) Toner, Shirley Peterson.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Watertown, Minnesota. Visitation took place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the church prior to services. Interment with military honors was in the Lake Arvilla Cemetery in rural Dassel, Minnesota.