Carol S. Gustafson, 61, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at her home. A private funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Reverend Laura Kamprath will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Due to the resurgence of COVID and more stringent COVID restrictions, special calling hours have been set aside for those that would like to sign the guest book, drop off a memorial, and pay their final respects to Carol. These calling hours are from 12 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel. Some of the family will be present during these calling hours. The private funeral service will be live streamed at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com/live-stream for family and friends unable to attend. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) and Art for the Kids at First Lutheran Church (http://firstgeneseo.org/).
Carol was born on November 2, 1959, the daughter of Richard and Charlene (Thurwanger) Munson, in Kewanee, IL. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1977, and was active in volleyball, basketball, and choir. On September 24, 1983, she married Eric Gustafson at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Carol was a wonderful artist, very crafty, and loved to draw and write. She liked gardening flowers and loved working with children. She taught toddlers at Aldridge Learning Center and worked for Learning Tree and Growth, in Geneseo, for many years. She also babysat in her home for a while. She was a member of First Lutheran Church where she volunteered for many years. She was strong in faith and made artwork at First Lutheran Church. She loved to hangout with her friends and enjoyed traveling with them.
Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband, Eric; children, Lucus (Kathleen) Gustafson, Davenport, IA, Katie (Tony) Curcuru, Geneseo, and Haylee Gustafson, Geneseo; grandchildren, Riley, Addison, Geneva, and Grayson Gustafson, Hayden, Dru, Miles, and Eli Curcuru; mother, Charlene Glynn; siblings, Lori (Richard) Erickson, Geneseo, Teri (Mike) Long, Bettendorf, and Marty (Krista) Munson, Geneseo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard; and brother, Kevin C. Munson.
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American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202
First Lutheran Church
114 E. Main Street, Geneseo IL 61254