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John Gustin

March 17, 1945 — September 25, 2017


John Dennis Gustin, 72, lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, was born March 17, 1945, in Pleasant Hill, the son of William C. and Monelle A. (Armstrong) Gustin.  He departed this life, Monday, September 25, 2017, at his home surrounded with love and family.

John was a 1963 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.   He proudly served in the Missouri Army National Guard.

On January 8, 1965, he was united to Patricia Ann Johnson in Lee’s Summit.  To this union four children, Troy, Travis, Trent, and Tricia were born.  They later divorced.

On September 26, 1992, he was united in marriage to Patricia Delatorre Villanueva in Pleasant Hill. She survives of the home.

John was employed as a computer programmer for TWA/American Airlines retiring in 2002 after 41 years of service to the company.  He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing.  He was especially fond of his grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

John was preceded in death by his parents; one son Troy Gustin; two sisters, infant Martha Ann Gustin and Betty Gustin-Land.

He is survived by his wife Patty of the home; two sons, Travis Gustin and Trent (and Bobbie) Gustin, both of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Tricia Gustin, of Lee's Summit; one brother, William (and Sherry) Gustin of Oak Grove; his twin sister, Joan Mitchell of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Jake, Hannah, Troy, Drake, Taylor, and Pearl; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Friday, September 29, 2017, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated.  Graveside military services and interment followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Jeff Cartner, Mark Gustin, Matt Gustin, Travis Gustin, Trent Gustin, Troy Gustin, Doug Homan, and Drake Wehmeyer.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118 Veterans Relief Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Charitable donations may be made to:

VFW Post #3118 - Veterans Relief Fund
1701 Country Club Dr., Pleasant Hill MO 64080

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