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Samuel Gustafson, 26

Samuel Gustafson, age 26, of Rockford, passed away unexpectedly, and was found deceased Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nelson and Muriel Schernau, and Harold Gustafson.

Sam will be deeply missed by his parents, Tom Gustafson and Pat Schernau; brothers Owen and Paul; grandmother Betty; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and caring friends.

Sam had an artistic nature and creative spirit. He loved to draw, write, cook, and garden. His talents will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial gathering took place Wednesday, May 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church of Rockford.

Memorials preferred to NAMI or Midwest Technical Rescue Training Association or Emergency Support Services.