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David J. Gustaf

August 9, 1946 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 75)


David J. Gustaf, 75, of Silvis passed away April 4, 2022 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus.

Per his wishes he will be cremated, and a celebration of life will be May 7, 2022 at the Eagles Club in Carbon Cliff. Schroder Mortuary, Silvis is assisting the family with arrangements.

David was born August 9, 1946 in Moline, IL the son of Joseph P. and Lucille P. (Keegan) Gustaf. He was married to Theresa Lakner for 20 years. David worked at Rock Island Lines until they shut down and retired from the Rock Island Arsenal as an armament mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and shooting pool. He was known as a jokester, always had a smile on his face, and loved making people laugh.

Survivors include his son Jim (Wendy) Gustaf of Fenton, IL; grandchildren Melanie and Alex Gustaf; sisters Linda (Craig) Dugan of Bellville, MI, Joann Vervaecke of East Moline, and Cindy Johnson of Silvis; sisters-in-law Lyn Gustaf of Monmouth, Annette Gustaf of Colona, and Donna Gustaf of PA.

David was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ron, Steve, Dan, and Joe and a sister-in-law Marilyn Gustaf.

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