Charles Michael Gust

Charles Michael Gust

May 14, 1952 – September 7, 2022

VISITATION: Sunday, September 11 at 2:00pm, West Center Chapel followed by SERVICE at 3:00pm. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers memorials will be directed by the family.

Charles “Chuck” “Charlie” was born May 14, 1952, at home in Aten, Nebraska, to Marion and Ardis Gust. He went to grade school in Aten and later moved to Yankton, SD. In 1970, he graduated from Yankton High School in Yankton, SD.  He married Barbara Ellis in Las Vegas, NV on June 12, 1977. Together they raised a family: Heather, Lindsay, and Christopher.

He had the gift of gab, which started his career in sales and led to various sales positions throughout his lifetime until his retirement in 2022. He could be found boating on Lewis and Clark Lake in Yankton, SD, every chance he could.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann; daughters, Heather Ann (Kevin) Vanourney, Lindsay Michelle Gust; son, Christopher Lee (Julie) Gust; four grandsons: Maxfield, Cameron, Rockwell and Graeme; mother, Ardis Gust; brother, Gordon Gust; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Gust; sister, Lois Sharp; and his beloved shih tzu, Missy.


  • Steve Gust Posted September 9, 2022 10:02 am

    I am so sad to hear this. I haven’t seen Chuck for a while, but always enjoyed talking to him. He was so good to my mom when she was alive, he always made time to see her on his way through town. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

  • Sharon Gordon Powell Posted September 9, 2022 10:15 am

    So sorry for your loss. My prayets go out to Barb and the family.

  • Tara Regan Posted September 9, 2022 10:22 am

    Sincerest condolences to the Gust family. You’re in my thoughts.

  • Michael Siemsglusz Posted September 9, 2022 2:20 pm

    Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.Will miss Charlie’s trips up and down the dock. Take care Mike and Katgy

  • Dean and Ruth Becker Posted September 9, 2022 8:02 pm

    Barb and Family,
    Sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. He was a Great Guy and even a Better Friend!! We will be praying for you! Dean & Ruth

  • Michael Voyles Posted September 9, 2022 8:28 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great man. He had a life fulfilled with you Barb. Just know that he will be watching over you all patiently waiting until you’re all together again.

  • Linda Stogsdill Posted September 10, 2022 9:52 am

    my deepest sympathies to Chucks Family, I attended grade school with Chuck at Aten, , God Bless.

  • Pat Gust French Posted September 11, 2022 7:49 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Chuck’s death this week. He was 3 months younger than me and as cousins, we spent much time together when we would visit the farm in Aten. He taught me how to ride and other things about the farm. Although time and distance kept us apart, I heard about how he was doing when he would call or stop to see mom on his way through Des Moines.

    My sympathies to all of the family on your loss.

  • Nicole Hein Posted September 11, 2022 12:58 pm

    My condolences to your whole family. It’s never easy to loose someone you love, may you keep all the good memories close to your heart and cherish them.

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