Martha Gust


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Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Martha J. Gust, 90, of Rock Island, died on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island. Burial is at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, where a Trisagion service will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church or to a favorite charity.
Martha Spurgetis was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Minatare, Neb., a daughter of James and Nikcoletta Kasteliotes Spurgetis. She married Louis C. Gust on June 20, 1946, in East Moline. He died on June 13, 1990.
She owned and operated, with her late husband, Lou's Restaurant in Milan for many years.
Martha was a member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church and the Philoptochos Society of the Church. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Michael Avgenackis, Rock Island, and Elaine Burmeister (Gary Zalaznik), Rock Island; grandchildren, Michelle (Chris) Froah, Singapore, Nicole (Rick) Siegel, Knoxville, Tenn., Christopher (Emily) Avgenackis, North Liberty, Iowa, and Joseph Burmeister, Rock Island; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ella, Fritz, Marina, Emma and Jacob; sister, Mary Spurgetis, Rock Island; brothers, Gus J. Spurgetis, Rock Island, and Steve (Margit) Spurgetis, Moline; sister-in-law, Colette Spurgetis, Rock Island; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis; brother, Theodore Spurgetis; and sister-in-law, Ella Spurgetis.
The family extends their thanks to the staff of 4 North at Trinity Rock Island and Silver Cross Nursing Center for the loving and compassionate care given to Martha.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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