Wayne C. Gustafson

Dec. 19, 1928 Jan. 16, 2014

Wayne C. Gustafson of the Town of Genesee died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Seasons Hospice at the age of 85. He was born on Dec. 19, 1928, in St. John, N.D., the son of Benjamin and Mina (nee Guttu) Gustafson.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

For many years, he had worked at Payne and Dolan, retiring in 2000. He was a longtime member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church in Genesee. On Nov. 1, 1950, he married the former Mardel Hoppe at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Mardel of the Town of Genesee, along with their children, Faith (Mike) Lane of Dousman, Keith (Denise) Gustafson of Norfolk, Va., Richard Gustafson of Waukesha, Wayne A. Gustafson of Waukesha, John (Patti) Gustafson of Pewaukee and Beverly (David) Balistreri of Watertown. He is further survived by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd and Laverne Gustafson, and sister, Clarice Charbonneau.

Visitation will take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church, S39-W32887 (corner of highways D and E), Genesee. The Rev. Wayne Meier will be presiding. Graveside services will follow at Genesee Cemetery.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.