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Thomas Eugene Gustafson

November 25, 1949 — July 25, 2023

Thomas Eugene Gustafson, 73, of Denison, Iowa died on July 25, 2023 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital.

Tom was born on November 25, 1949 in Alta, Iowa to Ernie and Mildred Gustafson. He graduated from Alta High School and then attended University of Northern Iowa, prior to attending Law School at the University of Iowa. Since 1976, he made his home in Denison, Iowa.

Tom was a private practice attorney owning his own business, Gustafson Law Firm, since 1979, along with doing a wide variety of criminal defense work. He was the Crawford County Attorney, remaining in office for 28 years, and was one of the longest serving County Attorneys in the State of Iowa. He served on a number of volunteer boards, groups, and committees over the years; some of them being Rotary, Iowa County Attorneys Association, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Board, the Coffee Club of uptown Denison, and the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Denison. Most people will probably remember him as an avid sports fan, mostly following the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. He always had an endless supply of sporting information stored in his mind. Along with whatever sporting event might be on TV or in a stadium or field nearby, Tom also enjoyed gardening, yard work, and history.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Mildred; his son, Andy; and his brothers, Roger and Dennis; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Tom will be missed by his wife, Kathi of Denison; daughter, Jenny Gustafson of Cedar Rapids; daughter and son in law, Holly and Ryan Risetter of Waterloo; bonus daughters and their husbands, Courtney and Ryan Schulz of Harwood Heights, IL; Taylor and Luke Dalton of Corning; grandchildren Brady, Addison, and Ben Risetter of Waterloo; Eli & Hudson Dalton of Corning; Abigail Schulz of Harwood Heights, IL; mother in law and father in law, Gary and Phyllis Hanson of Irwin; brothers in law and sisters in law, Jeff and Vickie Hanson of Desoto, KS; Dean and Suzanne Hanson of Eagle, MI; Dan and Megan Hanson of Denison; and sister in law Debi Gustafson of Chandler, AZ; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation with Family Greeting Friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2023 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Honoring Tom's love of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs, please feel free to wear Hawkeye's or Cub's clothing to the visitation.

Fellowship will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison. Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2023 also at the church with interment to follow in the Danway Cemetery in Kirkman.

In lieu of plants and flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Denison, Iowa, the Crawford County Historical Society of Denison, Iowa, to the family, or simply pay it forward by doing a good deed for another person, especially helping a child.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 4, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Fellowship

Saturday, August 5, 2023

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

113 S 14th St, Denison, IA 51442

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

113 S 14th St, Denison, IA 51442

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Interment

Saturday, August 5, 2023

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