Ann Grandchamp Gustafson, 81, of Kearney, MO, went to be with the Lord on May 28, 2019. Ann was born February 1, 1938 in Clinton, Iowa to George and Florence Anderson Grandchamp.
She attended Mount St. Clare College, the University of Northern Iowa and William Jewell College. Ann then went on to teach in Vinton, Iowa, where she met her husband, Ron. They were married for 54 years and had two kids, Trent and Tiffany.
Trent and Tiffany were born in Fullerton, CA. Ron and Ann decided they wanted their children to be raised in the Midwest and relocated to Kearney, MO.
Ann taught students at Northland Cathedral Academy, Our Lady of Angels and St. Gabriel’s School in the Northland. She loved the faith-based private schools where she was able to bring God into the classroom. She retired at the age of 71.
Ann was preceded in death by her dearly loved parents; brother, Ronald George Grandchamp; husband, Ronald Dean Gustafson and her beloved poodle, Atsy.
She leaves behind two sisters, Evelyn Grandchamp Schawl of St. Louis, MO and Linda Grandchamp Peterson (John), of Gwin, MI; children, Tiffany (Ed) Ferrugia of Liberty, MO and Trent (Melissa) Gustafson of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Erica Haley Fisk of Kearney, MO, Hayden Michael Johnson of Minneapolis, MN and Anna Alessi Gustafson and Trenton “Marks” Gustafson of Charlotte, NC. And her beloved great granddaughter Ryan Izabella Fisk of Kearney, MO.
Ann was cremated and a private memorial will be held with family and close friends. She will be buried at Muddy Fork cemetery with her husband at a later date.