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Dorene "Dody" Gustaf

Dorene "Dody" Gustaf, 55, of Renner, South Dakota passed away on November 18, 2009 at Avera McKennan Hospital after a battle with cancer. Dody was born on April 28, 1954 in Sioux Falls to Charles and Minnie (Lock) Houg. She graduated from Washington High School in 1972. On August 3, 1974 she was united in marriage to Richard "Dick" Gustaf at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. For a while, they lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington D.C. before moving back to Sioux Falls in 1977. Dody was employed at O'Gorman High School since 1997 and served as athletic and activities assistant. Children were very special in her life. For 15 years, starting in 1980, she ran a daycare in her home. She became very close to each child and forever remained connected with them. She enjoyed decorating her home for the holidays, spending time in Arizona and most of all, cheering on her O'Gorman Knights. Dody is survived by her husband: Richard, Renner, SD; son: Michael, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter: Kristin, Sioux Falls, SD; parents: Charles and Minnie Houg, Sioux Falls, SD; sister: Gwen Houg, Sioux Falls, SD; brother: Lynn (Rita) Houg, Columbia, MO; sister: Tamie (Lee) Jewell, Tucson, AZ, and brother: Craig (Melanie) Houg, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be Sunday, 2:30 PM at St. Michael Church with a Scripture Vigil at 4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10:30 AM at St. Michael Church with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

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