Pauline M. "Nel" Gustafson, age 82, of Bloomington and Gull Lake, passed peacefully, surrounded by family.
Survived by her husband of 60 years, Wells; sons Pier, Boston, Mass, Todd (Gwen Williams), Minneapolis, and Troy (Susan), Eagan; two grandchildren, Sam and Sydne; sister Gladys (Warren) Welton, Brainerd; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She is a 1946 Aitkin High School graduate and attended Gustavus, where she met Wells, and Minneapolis School of Art (MCAD). She worked at all Anthonie's clothing stores. She was active in craft bazaar and fashion show fundraisers for diabetes research. She was an avid reader, enjoyed quilting, crosswords and cooking channels. An individual to the end, she loved to do things "her way!"
Nel's family wishes to thank the ICU staff at Methodist Hospital as well as her home caregiver, Kelly Pauley.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday July 15 at Washburn McReavy Bloomington Chapel, 2300 West Old Shakopee Road. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Friday July 16 with visitation beginning at 1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue South. Private interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Schulze Diabetes Institute, University of Minnesota.
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