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Kenneth GustafsonJune 9, 1958 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 59)
Ken Gustafson, 59, West Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at Sanford Health West, Fargo, ND.
Kenneth Wayne Gustafson was born June 9, 1958 at Cavalier, ND to Orville and Dorothy (Bourbanis) Gustafson. He attended country school and graduated from Cavalier High School. He lived in the Fargo and West Fargo area since growing up in Cavalier. In 1982, Ken married Kim Prischmann. He worked for several companies in the Fargo area including: GNC, Acme Electric and for the last 30 years has worked at MeritCare/Sanford Health. Most recently he was a logistics operations supervisor.
Family was of utmost importance to Ken. His main highlights were tailgating at Bison football games with his son, entertaining family and all who would stop. He was the biggest fan of his granddaughters and never missed a performance. He also loved being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He raised and sold Christmas trees with his brother, Olaf “Coon” for several years.
Ken is survived by a son, Dustin (Shelly) and granddaughters, Madison and Jordan of Louisville, KY; siblings, Julie (Don) Hager, Wichita, KS, Chummy (Joann Oien) Gustafson, West Fargo, Bob (Nancy) Gustafson, Mesa, AZ, Dennis (Marcella) Gustafson, Cavalier, ND, and Loretta Landen, Cheyenne, WY; lifelong friend, Kim (Jeff) Lien; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Dorothy and brother, Olaf.
Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
Funeral: Thursday at 1 PM at Hope Lutheran Church – South Campus, Fargo with visitation one hour prior. The family requests guests to wear their favorite Bison clothing.
Burial: near Mountain, ND
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center