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Miriam Gustafson

October 9, 2013
The Journal

ST. JAMES - Miriam Gustafson, 87, of St. James, died peacefully on Oct, 4, 2013 in St. James at Pleasantview, Good Samaritan Society. She fought many years battling Alzheimer's and Lewy Bodies Disease.

Born May 17, 1934 St. Paul to Dr. Joel and Ruth Peterson. Preceded in death by her parents, brother Orville and baby brother Peterson. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Rev. Roy Gustafson; four daughters, Cindy Torkelson (Paul) of St. James, Cheryl Trayford (Marvin) of Roeland Park, KS, Marcia Magnuson (Mike) of Hutchinson, Mary Gustafson of Los Angeles, CA; a brother Fred (Janet) Peterson of Normal, Ill.; grandchildren, Renee, Annika, Britta, Jon and Tim; and numerous nephew, nieces and cousins.

Funeral Service will be celebrating her life at 11 a.m.. Saturday Oct.12, at Beaver Lake Lutheran Church, 2280 Stillwater Ave.E. Maplewood. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at the Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery 22250 St. Anthony Blvd. NE Minneapolis.

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Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

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