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Gerda Gustafson

March 1, 1926 - June 15, 2021
Visitation
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Sunday 7/11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Gerda’s love for English Mastiffs, memorial contributions may be made to:

Midwest Mastiff Rescue

491 Brevator Rd.

Old Monroe, MO, 63369

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or to

20th Anniversary Northeast Ohio Mastiff Picnic

90 S. Metzger Ave.

Rittman, OH, 44270

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Gerda Gustafson, nee Larsen, age 95, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago. Born March 1, 1926, in Denmark, Gerda was the daughter of the late Chris and Marie Larsen. In 1930, at the age of four, she came by ship to America with her parents and siblings, Arnie, Laura,Continue Reading

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Theresa Martinez left a message on July 12, 2021:
Gerda was a beautiful soul inside and out and a true staple of the Dog Splash. Her warm welcome will be miss by all 4 legged and 2 legged friends alike. May all her beautiful memories and joy for life bring peace to her family and friends.
Theresa Martinez left a message on July 12, 2021:
Gerda was a beautiful soul inside and out and a true staple of the Dog Splash. Her warm welcome will be miss by all 4 legged and 2 legged friends alike. May all her beautiful memories and joy for life bring peace to her family and friends.
Cathy (Oakes)Bird left a message on July 11, 2021:
I’m so sorry for the loss of a beautiful person, such fond childhood memories I have, and been able to watch her live her life with such grace. I will keep her and the family in my thoughts and prayers. I know she will be deeply missed. Sorry I couldn’t be there in person today!
Kathkeen Gricius left a message on July 11, 2021:
I will always remember you
Brad Jensen left a message on July 10, 2021:
Grandma made a difference in so many lives. I am thankful to have been her grandson and all the fun holidays we shared in Chicago. Thank you for all that you have done for our entire family and showing each one of us your dedication to family and strong work ethic. Love you lots Brad and Suzanne Jensen.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Tom left a message on July 8, 2021:
As long as I have known you, you were always a kind and loving person. I always thought of you as my second mother. You will definitely be missed. Love you.
Mark and Cyndi Anderson left a message on July 8, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Looking toward the day we will all be together again. Love, Mark and Cyndi
Brad Janis left a message on July 8, 2021:
Gerda was an amazing woman. Always smiling when we came into the shop. Taffy loved seeing her! She knew she’d gets treats from Gerda. You are missed by many!
Rosanna McGrown left a message on July 7, 2021:
Dear Mother, this is what I would call you when I would come down stairs and put my doggy Chuchu in your arms, you always made me feel safe when u held him and ride off with UR dear sweet daughter Hidi. I will never forget ur dazzling smile at 6 am in the morning. U are with the heavenly angels now, and I know u will be okay. I cry as I write this because I know how it feels to loose ur mother. I am sad yet glad you are at peace and that you don't have to hurt no more. My Dear sweet Mother you shall forever be in my heart and soul. Forever rest in heaven Love Rosanna.
Cindy Hannon left a message on July 7, 2021:
From one animal lover to another, rest in peace.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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