James 'Jamie' Gustafson


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 7:12 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




(More History)