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Bernidene June Gustafson - 90

6/7/1926 - 4/2/2017

Macomb formerly of Tennessee, Illinois

Bernidene June Gustafson age 90 passed away Sunday, April 3, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.  She was born June 8, 1926 in Bowen, Illinois, to Dillon and Naomi Marsh Cook.  She was first united in marriage to Ray Fish, then in 1949 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gustafson.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 7 Daughters: Raelee Johnson, Arkansas, Donna Pugh, Florida, Darlene (Jack) Sturken, Indiana, Ann Hiland, Bowen, Illinois, Lynn Gustafson, Macomb, Illinois, Kay (Steve) Macejak, Florida, Penny (John) Swanson, Tennessee, Illinois, 10 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
Bernidene was preceded in death by her husband Frederick Gustafson, 1 Infant Son,  1 Granddaughter: Dawn McEwan, 1 Great Granddaughter: Brandie Howard, 4 Sisters: Ada Anderson, Jenny Cook, Olive Johnson, Ida Franklin, 4 Brothers: Homer Cook, Jeffery Cook, Ernest Cook and Tom Cook.
Bernidene spent most of her life on the farm west of Tennessee.  She loved gardening and crafting.  She had been employed at Western Illinois University building services for 20 years.  She Taught Cake decoration at Carl Sandburg, College and the Y.M.C.A. for many years along with making many brides and grooms wedding cakes.  After her retirement from W.I.U. she helped take care of many people at there homes.  Bernidene was never one to sit still for very long, which was something that she has passed down to her daughters.  She was a member of the Tennessee and Colchester Household Science Club, Ladies Auxiliary Club, Red Hat Society.  She had attended both the Hillsgrove united Methodist Church and the Tennessee United Methodist Church.  Bernidene and Gus were the happiest when family got together and enjoyed playing cards with them and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorials are to Hillgrove United Methodist Church or Colchester United Methodist Church.


5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home


11:00 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home

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