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David A. Gustafson, 81, of St. Joseph died Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Lakeland Spectrum Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Visitation in celebration of his life was held on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Committal Service for burial was on Tuesday at North Shore Memory Gardens. Please share messages or memories at

Dave was born on April 19, 1941 in St. Joseph to Victor and Louise Gustafson. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1960. Dave was a die cast operator and was employed at Du-Well Die Casting Products for over 25 years before his retirement. He married his wife, Jean, in 1993 and she preceded him in death in 2012. Together they had 19 years of marriage. He was a longtime member of Watervliet Community Baptist Church. Dave enjoyed bowling and loved to golf. He was a determined individual who liked to make people laugh with his funny jokes.

His family includes his sons, David (Noelle McNees) Gustafson Jr. of St. Joseph, Curtis (Tracy) Gustafson of Stevensville; his daughter, Trish (Ron) Mets of Coloma; his brother, Robert Gustafson of AZ; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dave was also preceded in death by a daughter, Karla Gustafson.


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