IRON MOUNTAIN – Jan Rose Gustafson, 58, of Iron Mountain, passed away Friday, June 27, 2014, at Dickinson County Healthcare System in Iron Mountain.
Jan was born Oct. 20, 1955, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of Edna (Porath) Oslund and the late David Oslund, Jr. She graduated from Kingsford High School with the class of 1973 and was a lifelong resident of the area.
Jan married Ted Gustafson on Nov. 8, 1980, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. She was employed by Dickinson County Healthcare System as a payroll coordinator for more than 30 years, retiring in 2013.
Jan enjoyed her job and the many friendships she made during her career. For the past 20 years she was an integral part of coordinating the Thanksgiving and Easter community meals provided through the hospital and delivered to area residents.
Jan was an active member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and served on the church council and praise team. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and shopping. Most of all, Jan enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who fondly referred to her as “Grandma Honey.”
She is survived by her husband, Ted; a daughter, Lindsay (Jamie) Richer of Newport, Mich.; a son, Ted Jr. (Leona) Gustafson of Taylor, Mich.; her mother, Edna Oslund; a brother, Jim (Mary) Oslund of Milford, Mich.; grandchildren, Abby and Matthew Richer, Mariah and Teddy Gustafson and Jason; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain.
A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Rev. Lori Liverance will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Jan’s memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jan Gustafson online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com..
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.