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Leonard "Len" R. Gustin – Obituary

Name: Leonard "Len" R. Gustin

Age: 80

Born: 05-12-1941

Died: 07-25-2021

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Leonard R. “Len” Gustin, 80, of St. Cloud will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Len passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, July 25, 2021.  Reverend Joseph Herzing and Reverend Thomas Knoblach will con-celebrate.  Burial with honors will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church.  Parish prayers will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Len was born on May 12, 1941 in Flasher, North Dakota to the late Liberatus and Eva (Schmidt) Gustin.  He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1961-1965.  He married Harriet Ost on July 1, 1967 in Mandan, North Dakota.  Len retired from Electrolux in 2000, after 32 years.  After retirement, Len worked part time with Spee-Dee Delivery for nine years. He was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish, the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council #7057, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie #622 and the Waite Park American Legion Post #428.

Len enjoyed making sausage, hunting in Wyoming and above all spending time with family “especially his grandsons”. 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Harriet; daughters, Becky (Dan) Brandenburg and Lisa Lyons of St. Cloud; grandsons, Titan & Killian Lyons of St. Cloud; sisters, Theresa Bender of Kaiser, OR; Suzanne (Donald) Peterson of Sundance, WY, Florence (Emil) Wingenbach of Bismarck, ND; and brother, Liberatus (Faye) Gustin of Hazen, ND.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Vic, Vince, Larry, George and Pete Gustin; and sisters, Helen Wingenbach and Frances Weisbrich.

Memorials are preferred.

Guestbook for Leonard "Len" R. Gustin

Anita McGowan
, Friend of Harriet
July 30, 2021, 12:11 am
Harriet, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, your rock. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the future.
Gary & Laura Wingenbach
, Nephew & Niece
July 29, 2021, 2:18 pm
We will forever remember uncle Leonard and his amazing stories. We will cherish in our hearts the beautiful memories. Sending prayers out to all his loved ones. Rest in peace uncle Len!
Bob Wingenbach
, Nephew
July 28, 2021, 5:31 pm
I have many fond memories of Uncle Len and will miss him very much. May is soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Julie Fagan
, niece
July 28, 2021, 4:48 pm
Uncle Leonard was one of my favorites. Many wonderful memories celebrating wedding and gatherings with him. He will always be remembered. Sending prayers and healing thoughts your way.
Jeff Gustin
, Nephew
July 28, 2021, 3:03 am
Uncle Leonard was a great uncle. Always a smile on his face and a quick joke. He left great memories and always had wonderful stories! Miss you!
cindy sanders
, neice
July 28, 2021, 2:04 am
so sorry for your loss..
Tracy scherr
, Neice
July 27, 2021, 10:01 pm
Becky and Dan Lisa and Harriet so sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers with all of you Tracy and Bill scherr
Gladys Lembke
, Sister-in-law
July 26, 2021, 8:08 pm
Harriet, Lisa, Becky and Dan. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Gladys & family
Gladys Lembke
, Sister-in-law
July 26, 2021, 6:45 pm
Harriet, Lisa, Becky and Dan. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Gladys & family

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