James 'Jamie' Gustafson


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 7:12 pm
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James "Jamie" Gustafson, 67, of Albuquerque, N.M., formerly of Moline, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Thunderbird H-D, c/o Karen Henz, 5000 Alameda N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87144 (for the purchase of a Memorial Rivet at the H-D Museum) or Moose Charities, Mooseheart, IL 60539.
Jamie was born Oct. 2, 1945, to Laura "Betty" Reuter. He graduated from Moline High School. Jamie married Trudy McMillan in 1967. He later married Brenda Richardson, and is currently married to Terry Jackson.
Jamie was a retired member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 91 in Rock Island and Local No. 88 in Las Vegas, Nev. Jamie was a prior owner of Webb's Welding in Moline.
Jamie enjoyed spending the weekends on the river with his children when they were younger. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast his entire life. He was very active in the Harley-Davidson community as a safety officer, Head Road Captain and a H.O.G. life member. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Iowa City, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Terry Jackson, New Mexico; daughter, Jeni Gustafson (Matt Meyers), Iowa City; son, Andy (Jaime) Gustafson, Rock Island; stepdaughter, Samantha (Jeff) Richardson, Kentucky; grandchildren, Kristin Myers, Zach Bennett, Corbin Gustafson, Sydney Meyers and Elizabeth Courtemanche; brothers, Kurt "Skip" Gustafson, Wisconsin, and David, Illinois; and his beloved dog, Hawley. Jamie was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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