David Leon Gustason Obituary

David Leon 'Gus' Gustason
David Leon 'Gus' Gustason

February 22, 1944 - May 24, 2024
Born in Fairfield, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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David Leon Gustason (Gus), 80, was delivered into the arms of Jesus on Friday, May 24, 2024 with his son Jon by his side.

David was born February 22, 1944 in Fairfield, Iowa to Walford & Beatrice (Bovee) Gustason where he grew up to graduate and join the U.S. Air Force at age 18.

David served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a Technical Sergeant. His service took him all over the world, from Okinawa, Guam, and various bases stateside in the U.S.

When he retired from the U.S. Air Force he returned to the United States continuing to serve his country with the United States Postal Service.

David enjoyed his retirement helping watch over his grandchildren and “strolling about”. You could always find David looking for the best coffee in town. He spent his later years at Beaverdale Estates in Urbandale amongst friends.

David is survived by son Jon (Randi) Gustason of Grimes, Iowa, sister Ethel Mae Champ of Jefferson City, Missouri, and grandchildren Austin & Allison.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 12:30pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, Iowa with full military honors. The family will greet friends after the ceremony and entombment.





Graveside Memorial Service
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
12:30 PM
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