Shirley Ann Gust

Shirley Ann Gust

VERONA - Shirley Ann Gust, age 80, of Verona, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on August 4, 1939, in Green County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Adolf and Marie (Amacher) Marty. Shirley married Robert Ralph Gust on Feb. 27, 1957, at Salem United Church of Christ in Verona where they were life-long members. They were married 57 years until his passing on Nov. 11, 2014. A loving mother and homemaker, Shirley was a remarkable cook and enjoyed trying new recipes for her family and friends. She worked side by side with her husband Robert on the family farms in Verona. After her children were grown, Shirley started working outside the home first at Kalscheur's Fine Foods in Mount Horeb and then American Girl in Middleton. Shirley enjoyed traveling, quilting, knitting and solving a daily Sudoku puzzle. Each month, she enjoyed getting together at Marty Mondays with her fellow “Marty Girls”, family and friends. Shirley is survived by her children, Thomas (Kari) Gust, Tony (Marilyn) Gust, Sharon (Richard) Hunt and Karyn (Neal) Gust-Brey; nine grandchildren, Sara Schlimgen, Alissa Schlimgen, Jamie Schlimgen, Riley Brey, Aidan Brey, Quinn Brey, Justina Bond, Alex Gust and Jenna Gust; one great-grandchild, Isabell Bond; and many extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; brother, Walter Marty, and sisters, Ann Olson, Ruth Hendrickson, Wilma Shumate , Betty Kuhls, and Marie Peterson. A funeral service will be held at SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 502 Mark Dr., Verona, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Burial will be held at Verona Cemetery. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON CAMACHO FUNERAL & CREMATION CARE, Mount Horeb, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. A heartfelt thank you to Agrace HospiceCare, Dr. Michelle Mackay of Turville Bay, Dr. James Heun of SSM Health and Dr. Jennifer Johnson of St. Mary's Hospital, for their compassionate care of Shirley. Memorials may be made to Salem United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made at
August 4, 1939 - November 16, 201908/04/193911/16/2019
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Ann and Phil Dettwiler
November 19, 2019
Please know we send our deepest sympathy to the family. It was my sincere pleasure to be with her and some of the family last week and to share stories and thoughts with Sharon. Share your wonderful memories of family times shared; a part of her lives within each of yo... Continue Reading
Marsha Haglund Kellesvig
November 19, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and the rest of the family. She was a wonderful lady, a very busy lady and certainly made the world a better place in all she did! Celebrate her life!! I'm sure you will smile, laugh and cry,,, but celebrate by always sharing me... Continue Reading
Tom and Evelyn Weier
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I attempted to walk in Aunt Shirleys shoes for a month and Tom in Uncle Bobs.. They had sold seed corn and was awarded a trip for the two to go to Hawaii . We felt honored to be asked knowing we would have a full plate ahead of us for the month and felt we could do i... Continue Reading