Richard "Dick" Gaustad, 62 of Houston, MN, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse. Dick was born November 29, 1955 to Russell and Artis (Peterson) Gaustad in La Crosse.
Dick was a very proud father to Michael, Andrea, and Greg. He was overjoyed to be a grandfather to Riley and Dylan and looked forward to seeing what their futures would hold. Dick was previously married to Catherine (Stillin) and later Shari (Pasch). There was special place in his heart for his longtime friend Kim. He graduated from Houston High School in 1974. He worked in telecommunications for many years. Dick loved being outdoors fishing, camping, hunting, and classic rock music. He was a member of the Sheldon Sportsmen Club and formerly worked as a volunteer diver on the La Crosse Dive Rescue team.
Dick is survived by his children, Michael (Sarah) Gaustad, Andrea Gaustad, Greg Gaustad; two grandchildren, Riley and Dylan; sisters, Evie (Gary) Bartsch, Ginnie (Tom) Weichert, Mary Gaustad, Kathleen (Steve) Umland; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David.
A memorial service will be held 11:30 AM with visitation starting at 10 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2017 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service, Houston with Pastor Linda McPeak officiating.
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Dick was a good friend and co- worker. He had a great sense of humor. My prays and sympathy are with you all on your loss. I so wanted to join you all Saturday but I was not feeling well.
My Deepest Sympathy to You and Your Family , Sarah !
My condolences to the family of Dick. I went to school and graduated with Dick in 1974. He was a good friend and will be missed
Deepest sympathy to Dick's family. He was a good neighbor.
Deepest sympathy to the Gaustad family.
So so sorry for the Gaustad loss. Dick was always a joy to be around. Wish I could be there....
A good friend and co-worker, always had a story to tell. May the family take comfort knowing that he is in the hands of Jesus and they are in the heart of God.
I'm shocked and saddened beyond words. I can say that it was truly a privilege and an honor to have known Dick. I will miss him greatly. My deepest sympathy to his family and to the people he called his friends.
So sorry to hear of Dicks passing. May happy memories heal hurt hearts.
Sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was a good friend and co worker
Sorry for your loss, the kids and I have many fond memories of camping.
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