August 30, 2013


Winifred May Gust, 96, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa.

Funeral will be conducted by Pastor Steven Frock at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon. Burial will be at Arlington Heights Cemetery in Audubon. Casket bearers will be Robert M. Gust, Chay Gust, Coby Gust, Shawn Bohlman, Scott Goodrich and Brian Cuppy.

The family will meet with friends beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon.

Winifred May Gust, daughter of William and Edith Petersen Moore, was born March 16, 1917, at her parents' home northeast of Ross.

Winifred attended church in Ross, Iowa. She attended rural school northeast of Ross and then was employed as a hired girl for several local neighbors.

On March 21, 1936, she married Gordon Gust. They farmed east of Ross for several years and operated other farms in the Audubon County area. Winifred helped Gordon farm where she milked cows, raised chickens, and helped with the farm chores. Gordon died in May 1966. Winifred lived on the farm for a short time, then moved into Audubon. Winifred cleaned houses and several businesses until she retired. She then helped care for her mother.

Winifred was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed baking, canning fruits, vegetables and meats, embroidering and quilting. She embroidered pillow cases and tea towels, which she gave to family members. She loved having friends in for coffee always serving fresh baked goods and cookies.

Survivors include her sons: Robert and wife Judy Gust of Audubon, Iowa; Dale and wife Cheryl Gust of Templeton, Iowa; her grandchildren: Julie Knutsen of Audubon; Robert M. and wife Karla Gust of Audubon; Maridee and husband Shawn Bohlmann of Audubon; Janelle and husband Scott Goodrich of Grimes, Iowa; Jeanette and husband Brian Cuppy of Ankeny, Iowa; Cami Gust of Des Moines, Iowa; Cara Smith of Monroe, Minn.; Chay and wife Kennell Gust of Audubon; Coby and wife Jenny Gust of Audubon; her two step-grandchildren: Holly and husband Brian Wendell of Willey, Iowa; Michael and wife Jesse Fuchs of Arcadia, Iowa; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; her sister Betty and husband Duane Laughery of Las Vegas, Nev.; her sister-in-law Margaret Gust of Audubon; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her death was her husband Gordon Gust; her two infant sons: Ray Gust and Roy Gust; her parents; her brothers: Theodore (Buss) and wife Loretta Moore; John and wife Ruth Moore; and her brother-in-law Donald Gust.