Samuel Paul Gustafson
April 9th, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Saumel Paul Gustafson, age 6 months and 5 days, died in his mother’s arms at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha Nebraska on October 14th, 2017. After struggling with a congenital heart disease, he passed gently into the arms of Jesus.
Samuel was born on April 9th, 2017 to Eric and Amber Gustafson in Omaha Nebraska. He was the younger twin to brother Frederic Daniel. The boys were an answer to a long-awaited prayer after years of infertility and loss.
During Sam’s brief visit here on earth, he enjoyed being read his favorite book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” or playing with his OBall toy. He also enjoyed being swaddled, listening to his rattles, and holding hands with his parents and grandparents.
Sam was loved by all who met him—especially the doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, where he spent the majority of his life. By the grace of God, he fought through many medical battles—including two septic blood infections, a run on ECMO, and several open-heart surgeries. His fighting spirit and “Sammy smiles” are part of his legacy.
Survived by parents, Eric and Amber; brother, Frederic; grandparents, Paul and Deb Conroy and Dan and Jennifer Gustafson; three aunts and four uncles; several cousins.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Oct 26th from 5pm to 8pm at the Wet Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. MEMORIAL SERVICE on Friday, Oct 27th at 11am at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th Ave. in Omaha.
Donations in Samuel’s honor are being accepted at First National Bank of Omaha-Sam’s Memorial Fund, with hopes of providing resources for the new Children’s Hospital Hubbard Center for Children and the cardiac intensive care unit.