Donald Oscar Gustafsson
1932 - 2020
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Donald Oscar Gustafsson, born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 7, 1932, passed away on May 20, 2020, at St Catherine's Village nursing home in Madison, Mississippi, due to COVID-19. Don was the son of Swedish immigrants and a long-time resident of Zachary, Louisiana, where he started and owned Don-Lyn Florist for 37 years. Don worked hard his entire life in pursuit of the American dream and in recognition of his accomplishments, was elected president of the Zachary Rotary Club and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. Don was also a Shriner and a member of Deerford United Methodist Church. Don loved his family, his community, and golfing with his friends. He was always ready to share a joke and will be remembered for his genuine smile and sense of humor. Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lynda Millican Gustafsson; his son, Lars Gustafsson; his daughter, Melissa Hill; his son-in law, Jack Hill; and his granddaughters, Kate, Anna, Bonnie, and Allison Hill of Madison, MS. He is preceded in death by his parents Gustav Gunnar and Ruth Sandahl Gustafsson, and his brother, Herbert. Rabenhorst East Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and a private graveside service will be held at Green Oaks Memorial Cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on May 23rd.

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Published in The Advocate from May 21 to May 24, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
Both Mr. Don and Ms. Lynda were especially nice to this 12 year old new student in 1959! I was entertained by their accents. My condolences to her and to his children and grandchildren. Truly, Tanya Stroud
Tanya Stroud
May 25, 2020
Lynda, I am so sorry to hear about Don, I sent a message to Melissa a few months back so I could get in touch with yall to see how you were doing. she never responded so she may not have gotten it. I think about you both quite often. Take care of yourself .
Peggy Velvin
May 25, 2020
Im very sorry for all who love Don. He was a very good friend to me and I loved to see him laugh.
Dirk Lockard
May 24, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Robbie Wesley
May 23, 2020
Dear Lynda, Singing hymns with you and Mr Don in Siena and Tuscany was a rich experience for me. I will miss Mr Don. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.. Nancy Gilbert
Nancy Gilbert
May 22, 2020
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