In Memory

Albert Carl Gustafson

Albert Carl Gustafson, age 65, passed away at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on September 7, 2012. He was born September 21, 1946 in Spokane to Albert J. and Leola B. Gustafson who preceded him in death. Albert attended Grant Elementary, Lewis & Clark High School (1964) and Spokane Community College where he obtained a 3-year degree in Electronics. He served in the US Navy from 1967 to 1988 as a Data Systems Technician. He served aboard the USS Oriskany, USS Home and USS Leftwich where he was affectionately called "Chief Gus." Albert was a member of Ridgeview Christian Center where he served many years on the church board and as the church bookkeeper. He also worked with the Royal Ranger Boys Program, training, teaching and his favorite, cooking for campouts! He drove buses and served in many other ways at church, including preparing meals for many church functions and dinners. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 42 years, Mary Gustafson; a daughter, Christina Lindquist of Wasilla, AK; two sons, Steve Gustafson of Spokane Valley, and Kevin Gustafson of Moberly, MO; two sisters, and seven grandchildren.