Obituary Listings

Robert John Gustafson
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert's Tribute wall
Obituary for Robert John Gustafson

​Robert John Gustafson, age 87, went to be with the Lord peacefully Friday, May 11, 2018 at Arden Courts in Sterling Heights. He was born May 16, 1930 in Detroit to the late Nelson and Marie Gustafson.

Robert was a man of many talents and interests. He was an avid photographer, artist, auto mechanic, race car driver, just to name a few. At the age of 44, he took a chance and opened Gustafson Graphic Innovations on May 5, 1974, a very successful graphic arts business. Robert (Gus) loved a lot of things, but not more than he loved Mary, his wife, and his children and grand children.

Surviving him are his wife of 67 years, Mary, whom he married June17, 1950 in Detroit; his children, Diane (Anthony) Johnson, Gary (Mary) Gustafson, Bradley (Ellen) Gustafson, Nels Gustafson, Cheryl (Ken) Tsuchiyama, and Rex (Ellen) Gustafson; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Friday, May 25 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodward Avenue). A celebration of life ceremony will be Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.

Private Inurnment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Robert John Gustafson, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events





3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072





11:00 AM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Cemetery Details


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

25800 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

322 Eighth Avenue
7th Floor
New York, New York 10001

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Robert John Gustafson

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Robert

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.