William E. Gustin

William E. Gustin came home to the Lord on Friday, June 17, 2016, at the age of 96.

He is survived by his sons Dr. William (Betsy) Gustin and Dr. Alan (Kay) Gustin; five grandchildren and spouses; six great-grandchildren; his sister Betty Jane Hamilton; and multiple nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews.

He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

William graduated from the University of Nebraska in the Class of 1940. He was invited to become an honorary member of two fraternities: Sigma Tau and Pi Tau Sigma. He was especially proud to be an employee of John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, and Dubuque, Iowa, for 41 years. He attended the Oconomowoc Bible Fellowship and was a longtime member of the Rotary Club in Dubuque.

William was a proud husband, father and grandfather. He was a caretaker for his wife in her later years, and enjoyed visits from his granddaughters every Wednesday. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles every day, gardening, cooking, and made the best strawberry jam in the world.

William was laid to rest on Monday, June 20, at La Belle Cemetery.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.