BLOOMINGTON — William R. “Billy” Gustafson, 48, Bloomington, died at 7:05 p.m. Sunday (July 8, 2012) in Normal.
His funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, and at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, with the Rev. Edward Barrett officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kate and Sam Gustafson Trust Fund, in care of IAA Credit Union, Bloomington, or CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
Billy was born May 30, 1964, in Berwyn, the son of Arthur P. and Kathryn J. Connell Gustafson. He married Jacqueline R. Czerwinski.
He is survived by his children, Kathryn Grace “Kate” Gustafson and Samuel Ryan “Sam” Gustafson, both of Bloomington; his father, Arthur Gustafson, Lyons; three sisters, Patricia (Dr. Loren) White, Inverness; Barbara (Thomas) Barrett, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; and Susan (Donald) Helgeson, Lisle; one brother, Thomas Gustafson, LaGrange Park; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Gustafson.
Billy was a systems specialist and had been with Country Financial for more than 25 years. He was an active volunteer for CASA, but he most enjoyed being involved in his children’s sports and activities.