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Donald W. Gustafson, 87

Donald W. Gustafson, age 87, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Hastings, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Naples.

Donald was born March 22, 1927, in Minneapolis to Edward and Frances (Larson) Gustafson. A graduate of Cannon Falls High School, as a young man, he lived in the Vasa, Minn., area. Don married Marilyn Bergman on Dec. 6, 1953, and worked as a real estate developer for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; son, Craig; sister, Beverly Cooper; and brother, Dick Gustafson.

Donald is survived by daughter, Paula Gustafson of Mesa, Ariz.; and his son, Cory (Cheryl) Gustafson of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Daniel (Kari) Gustafson and Laura (Eric) Nitti; great-grandchildren, Ryah and Neko Gustafson and Marissa Nitti; sisters, Sharyn (Sterling) Sorenson, Joann Johnson and Carole (Conrad) Lindell.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Doug Duin, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Our Saviours Ev. Lutheran Church, 400 West Ninth Street, Hastings with visitation one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.

The pallbearers are Daniel Gustafson, Laura Nitti, Eric Nitti, Doug Bergman, Ryan Bergman and Meghan Bergman.

Arrangements made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.