Janet E. Gustafson, 90, of Atkinson, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center in Moline. Funeral Services celebrating Janet’s life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson. Rev. Steve Clark will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation for Janet will be Thursday, 1 hour prior to the service (10-11AM) at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Janet Gustafson Memorial Fund.
Janet was born May 3, 1923 in Moline, IL, the daughter of William and Julia (Nowers) Hamer. She was a 1941 graduate of Atkinson High School. Janet worked for Monsanto which later became F.S. in Atkinson as a book-keeper for several years and then at Farm and Fleet as a floor assistant in Geneseo for 14 years.
Survivors include 1 daughter: Kerry (Jim) Lester of Geneseo; 2 sons: Kevin (Julie) Gustafson of Mineral and Ken (Brenda) Gustafson of Venice, FL; 6 grandchildren: Hollie, Brock, Heather, Erin, Megan, and Brad; 6 great grandchildren; 1 brother: Jim (Edley) Hamer of Atkinson; 1 sister-in-law: Joan “Sug” Hamer of Moline.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers: Bill, Walt, and Roy “Ozzie” Hamer; and 1 sister: Wilma Seyller.