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Jannette Kay Gustman

Jannette K. Gustman, 75, of Yankton, SD, formerly of Plainview, NE, passed away on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 at Avera Sacred Heart-Majestic Bluffs, surrendering to an aggressive illness with ALS. Her wishes were to donate to science and research, therefore a memorial ceremony will be determined and held at a later date.

Jannette was born in Sioux City, IA on July 22, 1947, to William and Lilly (Jessip) Boland. She graduated from Bishop Heelan High School, Sioux City in 1966 and married Fred Gustman November 30th, 1968. They lived in Sioux City before moving to Plainview, NE to farm in 1973. Jannette had many job titles over the years while being a loving mother. Her jobs varied, all while most importantly, being a mother and farm wife. She was never afraid of work and was a “Jack of all Trades,” as interior painter, florist/greenery worker, bar tender, tax assistant, furniture salesperson in Norfolk as well as an egg processor at Michael Foods in Bloomfield. She spent the last 13 years as a USDA beef inspector in Omaha, Ne, before retiring in 2018. Jannette and Fred then moved from Plainview to Yankton, SD. They were members of the Plainview Lutheran Church until moving to Yankton.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Gustman; daughter, Angie Gustman of Yankton, SD.; son, Justin Gustman of Cottonwood, MN.; granddaughter, Heidi and Lamine Doumbia; great-granddaughter, Ivy Doumbia of Omaha, NE; her youngest sister, Kathy and Dale Nordaune of Cambridge, MN; next older sister, Judy and Bob Trippel of Minneapolis, MN and many nieces and nephews, whom she adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Don, Dick and Edward Boland; sisters, Geraldine Boland of Sioux City, Norma Colbough of Minneapolis and Colleen Johnson of Braham, MN and half brother and sister, William and Bonnie Carpenter.


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I will always remember that smile u gave me when I walked into the room. I always enjoyed working with you Jan. You will never be forgotten! Love You!

Angie Foner CNA Nov 4 2022 2:47 PM

Dear Justin, Angie, and Fred. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jan was a good friend of mine while I lived in Plainview. We had so many great times together. One time is when just her and I went fishing in that gravel pit west of Plainview. We were catching large fish right and left. Jan just laughs and says "I think these fish are carp". I agree with her, because I didn't know my fish either. It took both of us to lift the large cooler to put in the backend of pickup. We then went to that convience store on the south side of Hwy 20 to get something to drink. Jan asked a gentleman that she knew to come out to pickup and tells us what kind of fish that we caught. He came out and looked and started laughing. Girls these fish are not carp, these are big mouth bass and you both are over your limit. Jan laughs and I'd about started screaming, then Jan said lets get to her farm NOW. We quick butcher those ""supposes carp"" as fast as we could. Both of us laughing the whole time. Whoops we made a boo-boo. Justin you remember Justin Grebe? Will miss you Jan. in heavens name. from Polly K. Allen

Polly K. Allen Oct 16 2022 7:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jannette Gustman

Angela Foner Oct 15 2022 1:31 PM

Have known her many years as a best friend to my sister, Bev, now she can rest and not suffer anymore, she will be dearly missed. God gained another angel. Prayers to the family.

Myva Scott Oct 13 2022 7:41 PM

My condolences to the entire family! Very nice lady!

Brian J. Schlote Oct 13 2022 5:10 PM