MOUNT PROSPECT - Louis Gust, a resident of Mt. Prospect since 1965, born in Buckner, IL September 5, 1920, at rest October 12, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Mary Gust. Loving father of Barbara (James Farrell) Gust-Farrell, Geraldine Gust and Janet Gust. Wonderful grandfather of Kevin (Maya), Timothy and Kathleen. Farrell. Great-Grandfather of Liam Farrell. Dear brother of the late Frank Gust and the late Anne Poynter. Fond brother-in-law of Noreen Henderson and Lucille Wallace and uncle of many. United States Coast Guard Veteran of WWII. Trained as a Naval Aviator and received his wings at Pensacola, FL in 1943. Lou pursued his childhood dream of flying and began his commercial career as a co-pilot flying DC -3s in 1946 and concluding that career as DC-10 Captain for United Airlines in 1980. He enjoyed his long career as a Captain for United Airlines, "doing the only thing he ever wanted to do". Visitation Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd., at Northwest Hwy., Mt. Prospect between 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Monday October 17, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alexian Brothers Hospice, 1515 E. Lake Street, Suite 206, Hanover Park, IL 60133 www.alexianbrothershealth.org . Funeral info 847 255 7800 or www.friedrichsfh.com .
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