James Stanley Gustafson went home to see the Lord on December 25, 2022. He was born December 22, 1937 to Victor Harold and Ida Gustafson in Gilroy, California. Stan will always be remembered for his gregarious nature and his ability to bring smiles to any room. As the owner of Turlock Health Foods he made a positive impact on so many lives. After his retirement he worked for Allen Mortuary for twenty-five years and also worked for Dream Limousine as a driver. He always enjoyed helping and being around people. He was an elder at the Turlock Church of Christ for many years having dedicated his life to God through his service. One of his great passions was singing and especially leading the song services at the church.
He was the public address announcer and volunteer for the Stanislaus State basketball teams for many years and was inducted into their Hall of Fame. Stan should be remembered most for his dedication to his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara. In addition he leaves behind his children James (Lisa) of Arizona, Inger Risenhoover of Texas, and Derek (Keri) of Riverbank. Stan was very proud of his seven granddaughters Karinna, Lauren, Lilly, Savannah, Logan, Madison and Landry. He is also survived by his brother Wesley (Patty) Gustafson of Arizona, and his brother-in-law Ray Westmoreland of Modesto.
Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday December 30, 2022 from 5:00-7:00p.m. Funeral will be held at Turlock Church of Christ, 801 N. Tully Road on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 10:00a.m.
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