Lynn Ray Gustafson

Dec 13, 1935 - Apr 05, 2021

Lynn Ray Gustafson

December 13, 1935 - April 05, 2021


Lynn Ray Gustafson was born December 13, 1935 in Austin, Texas to parents David Gustafson and Signe Anderson Gustafson. He left this earthly world to be with his wife of 57 years, Patricia Gustafson, on April 5, 2021.

Lynn met his wife while attending Elgin High School. He was a football player, and she was a cheerleader. After a long-distance courtship visiting Pat in college, he finally proposed with a diamond ring in the glovebox of his car. After their marriage in 1956, they would create a big family consisting of four children, Russell Gustafson, Stanley Gustafson, Patrick Gustafson, & Shawn Gustafson. Family was very important to him and it would continue to grow with four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Although he was the son of a poor sharecropper, he would go on to business school and eventually work his way up from a grocery store clerk to Senior Vice President of Finance for Sysco Foods. Throughout their lives together, Lynn & Pat enjoyed traveling all over Europe, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska and much of the United States. Lynn was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time playing games with friends, going to church, golfing, watching sports, & eating out. Though a big man in stature he had an equally big heart, full of compassion, generosity, & kindness. He couldn't say no to anyone who needed help and often donated to many charitable organizations.

Lynn is predeceased by his brother, Curtis Gustafson and has one surviving sister, Rosalee Wilson. He is also predeceased by three half siblings, Carl Gustafson, Leonard Gustafson, & Linea Harris. Lynn's funeral will take place at Woodlawn Baptist Church on Tues., April 13th at 1:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Woodlawn Baptist Church.


Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Woodlawn Baptist Church

Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm
Woodlawn Baptist Church

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