Carol C. Gustum

Carol C. Gustum, 90, of Sand Creek, Wis., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center in Colfax, Wis.

She was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Colfax to Melvin and Helga (Johnson) Hendrikson. She married Morris O. Gustum on Sept. 22, 1951, at North Running Valley Lutheran Church. 

Carol loved being outside, tending to her garden and nurturing her climbing roses. When she couldn’t be outside, she liked playing Scrabble, doing jigsaw puzzles, knitting, quilting and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grand- and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Steven and Thomas (Suzanne) Gustum, of Sand Creek; daughters Susan (Butch) Mares and Connie (Phillip) Cruse, of Sand Creek; brothers Roger (Marilyn) Hendrikson, of Woodbury, Minn., Richard (Geri) Hendrikson, of Menomonie, Wis., and Roland (Karen) Hendrikson, of Wittenberg, Wis.; sisters Marlys (James) Christison, of Sand Creek, Lois (John) Fadness, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., and Karen (Ronald) Halvorson, of Colfax; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Helga Hendrikson; her husband, Morris; and sister, Margaret Prill.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m., at Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, Wis., with a visitation from 10–11 a.m.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Sand Creek, with a luncheon to follow at Independent Bible Church, located at N13403 CTH M in Sand Creek. Online condolences may be expressed at 

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