Judith Mary Gust

Judith Mary Gust

Judith Mary Gust

Iowa City

Judith Mary Gust died peacefully on the morning of Sept. 7, 2022. She was born with a twin sister, Geraldine, on July 31, 1938, the fifth and sixth of 10 children of Jack and Ann (Regan) Schaffer in St. Paul, Minn. Judi graduated from Holy Trinity High School in New Ulm, Minn., in 1956. She graduated with a BS degree in Nursing at Mankato State College in 1975. Judi’s nursing career spanned 1975 to 2000 as staff nurse, head nurse and certified surgical oncology nurse at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Judi was a loving and caring mother of six children. She also greatly loved her husband, Robert McCown. For those who knew Judi, all would comment on her awesome cooking, love of gardening and her joy of hiking in the mountains of the Southwest.

Judi is survived by her children, David Gust and wife Patsy of Harwood, N.D., Renee Gust of West Fargo, N.D., Sarah Kirk and husband Mark of Clive, Iowa, Jeffery Gust and wife Linda of Clive, Iowa, Jerome Gust of Hastings, Minn., and Neil Gust and partners Brian Forsyth and Bill Storandt of Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepchildren, John McCown of Iowa City, Iowa, and Anne Hussy and husband Chris of Rowayton, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Geraldine Cunningham of Chicago, Ill., Ann Wiggins of Burnsville, Minn., and Monica Schwartz of Phoenix, Ariz.

Judi was preceded in death by her husband, Robert McCown; parents, John and Ann; brothers, Greg, Patrick, John and Jim; and sisters, Mary Alice Lemmons and Beth Meidl.

A Memorial Service will be at Lensing Funeral Home, Iowa City, on Monday, Sept. 26, at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation in support of the University Art Museum or Iowa Public Radio.

A full obituary may be viewed, and online condolences made at www.lensingfuneral.com.

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