Wolfgang William Gustaveson

September 22, 2004 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 19) 19 Years Old

Wolfgang Gustaveson Obituary

Wolfgang William Gustaveson, 19, died in a tragic car accident on Monday, December 4, 2023 along side his good friend, Frank. Beloved son of Jason Gustaveson & Janessa Nikols: loving brother of Grace and Henry: dear grandson of Janeen and Morgan O'Brien, and Dee and the late William Gustaveson; cherished nephew of Kathy (Dennis) Wogen, Krissy (Bill) Lucas, Bob (Jolene) Gustaveson, Jonathan (Lesley) Nikols, Joy (Joe) Krelle, Chris (Marge) Wagner, Rachel O'Brien, and Erin O'Brien; proud cousin of Marcus Gustaveson, Tyler Wogen, Olivia and Emma Lucas, Jacinda, Jeremy, and Joshua Gustaveson, Emily, Caleb, Mallory, and Colton Nikols, Cate and Maddie Krelle, Zach, Alex, and Clay Wagner, and Noah and Hannah O'Brien; revered frien of many, including his "crew" and SIU family.

A graduate of Maine East, Wolf was a Freshman at SIU majoring in Automotive Technology, but most importantly of all he was an incredible son, brother, cousin, grandson, nephew, and friend to many. He loved cars and anything with an engine, snowboarding, and baseball. Wolf had a contagious laugh, lit up a room, and had a knack for making others feel comfortable and welcome. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Wolf was the most hardworking and strong individual, he was loyal,  loved learning, and loved a challenge. He stood up for what was right, despite the consequences. Wolf not only found but created community and connections wherever he was – be it on the field, with his friends and family, helping others, or tinkering with machines.

Wolf’s kindness, his heart, his commitment, and his humor were evident in how he engaged life and engaged with people all around him.  He has touched the lives of so many and will be dearly missed and forever remembered. Car Parts.

Memorial visitation at Simkins Funeral Home 6251 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL 60053 on Sunday, December 17th from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the memorial fund in memory of Wolf at . We would like to honor his passions and help others access automotive technology education they might not otherwise be able to access. (847) 965-2500

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December 17, 2023

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Simkins Funeral Home
6251 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2818

Memorial Service
December 17, 2023

3:00 PM
Simkins Funeral Home
6251 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL 60053-2818


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