Obit: Gust, Roger E. (1928 - 2010)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Best, Ehnert, Faul, Foster, Gust, Peksa, Rucks, Schwoch  

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Page 13 

Gust, Roger E. (July 6, 1928 - January 5, 2010) 
Roger E. Gust, age 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.

Roger was born on July 6, 1928, in Byron to Carl and Erna (Rucks) Gust.  

Raised in Abbotsford, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp and later U.S. Air Force after his schooling.  

After leaving the army, Roger worked several jobs. He was past commander and very active in the American Legion Post #32, past commander of Disabled American Veterans #58, served on both the 4th of July Parade and Memorial Day Parade committees, and volunteered at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Hospital.  

Roger is survived by his wife, Elaine; children, Maynard (Cathy) Gust of West Bend, Lorie (Blase) Peksa of Milwaukee, Christy Gust of West Bend and Melissa Foster of Fond du Lac; and grandchildren, Michel and Bryan. He is further survived by his sisters, Inez Schwoch, Bernadine Faul, Carol Ehnert and Faith Gust; brother, Richard (Marilyn) Gust; and brother-in-law, Fred Rode.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Erna (Rucks) Gust; brothers, David and Milo Gust; brothers-in-law, Elmer Schwoch, Charles Faul, Jr. and Robert Ehnert.

A funeral service for Roger was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, at 5th Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. 5th Ave., West Bend. Pastor Janis Best presided. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until the start of service at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Washington County Memorial Park.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend assisted the family.



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