Stephen Kelly Gustafson

MARINETTE, Wis. — Stephen Kelly Gustafson passed away on July 27, 2020, at his home in Marinette, Wis., at the age of 54 after his battle with cancer.

Stephen was born Sept. 26, 1965, in Escanaba, Mich. He lived in several different areas during his career including Nashville, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana but always called Escanaba home. He worked extensively in the hospitality industry and was popular for his home cooked meals and catering events for his friends and family. Stephen had a big heart and was always caring for family, friends and acquaintances.

He was preceded in death by his lifetime partner, David Meshigaud, in 2013.

Stephen was the second of six children and is survived by his brothers, David Gustafson, Adam Gustafson, and Jesse (Tiffany) Huff along with his sisters, Kim (Ed Meshigaud) Gustafson and Robin Gustafson. He is also survived by his mother, Sharon Johnson of Escanaba, and father, Albert (Violet) Gustafson of Perkins along with 12 nieces and nephews and six great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to David Meshigaud, he was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Paul & Lucille Huff of Escanaba and paternal grandparents, Bert and Dorothy Gustafson of Perkins.

The family will be having a celebration of his life later this year. Condolences can be sent in care of Thielen Funeral Home at 1403 Newberry Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143.