Robert R. Gustafson, age 88, of Crystal Lake, passed away on October 11, 2016 in McHenry with his loving family by his side. Robert was born in Chicago on September 9, 1928, the son of Fritz R. and Florence (Ankarberg) Gustafson. He served in the Army during the Korean War. In October of 1955 he married Patricia A. Smith in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert worked for Oak Industries for 35 years in sales and marketing. He was a member of the Crystal Lake Lions Club for over 35 years and also served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army. He enjoyed working with the community for those in need.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia, his son; Robert (Kathy) Gustafson, three grandchildren; Daniel (Cynthia) Gustafson, Nickolas (Jessica) Gustafson, Randal (Jessica) Gustafson and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Service will begin at 12:00pm. Burial will follow at Windridge Cemetery in Cary, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Crystal Lake Lions Club, P.O. Box 48, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0048 or The Salvation Army Crystal Lake Corps Community Center, 290 W. Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
For more information contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or log onto www.colonialmchenry.com
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