Robert Ture Gustavson

October 12, 1937June 9, 2022
Obituary of Robert Ture Gustavson
Rev. Robert Ture Gustavson, age 84, of Grand Rapids, was called home to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 9, 2022, while at home surrounded by family. Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY. in 1937. He graduated from Houghton College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Bob served six Baptist Churches from Maine to Virginia. He spent more than a decade serving our Veterans at McGuire Veterans Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia in the nursing home and hospice units. After retirement Bob volunteered with Hospice of Virginia. It was Emanuel Hospice that cared for him in his final days. Bob was a sweet, kind follower of Jesus Christ. Bob and his wife Carol resided in Richmond until their move to Grand Rapids, MI in 2014. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Carol; Carol's children who embraced and loved him, Jeff (Irma) Teune of SC, David (JoAnn) Teune of NH, and Carrie (Bob) Mullane of IL; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. His children, David Gustavson and Laura Crawford and 3 grandchildren all in Richmond, VA. Bob will also be dearly missed by his siblings, Carole Gustavson of Richmond and Bill Gustavson of Georgia; sister's-in-law, Sharon (Dirk) Pegman and Sandra (Bob) Navis; and mother-in-law, Blanche Vander Bent all of Grand Rapids. There will be a celebration of Bob's life and faith at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 24th at Porter Hills, 3600 Fulton St. E. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. A graveside service in Richmond will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Inner City Christian Fellowship (ICCF) or to a Hospice near you. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gustavson family.

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