- January 3, 1963 - March 5, 2016
- Riverside, Iowa
of Penny's Passing
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“Our deepest sympathy to her children and all of the family.
1 of 29 | Posted by: Chad & Lisa Sroka - Iowa city, IA
“I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know we don't get to see much of each other, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Amy Gustoff - Ames, IA - Family
“Recently Penny had been out at Waubeek, IA to see a classmate's band and people were able to catch up with her there; she looked as beautiful as ever...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Wurster - Cedar Falls, IA
“To Penny's family,
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Penny's passing. She will always be a special thought in our Springville school experiance....Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Jurine Borton Moore - Marion, IA
“To Penny, may you rest in peace and always keep smiling. To the Gustoff family, my deepest sympathy. You will remain in my prayers and thoughts....Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Michelle Anderton - Riverside, IA
“I am sorry to here of Penny's passing. You will be in my thoughts prays.
6 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Heintz - Blairstown, IA
“We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you.
7 of 29 | Posted by: Randy Stick & JoAnne Stick - MN
“Sorry to hear of Penny's passing. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
8 of 29 | Posted by: nancy k marsh - cedar rapids, IA
“I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Penny was a good friend and a very special person. I loved her stories about you kids. She was always so very...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Lynn Fett - Cedar Rapids, IA
“So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a hard working women and enjoyed her time with her children and adored her granddaughter. She will be...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Janet Rodgers - coralville, IA
“My condolences to the family of Penny. I met her just over a month ago and we were talking about every day in some way by text or on phone or on...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Melvin Taber - Sweet Springs, MO
“To the family my heart breaks for you and hope in this time you can hold your heads high and celebrate life you guys were so blessed to have her as a...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: larry jones - iowa city, IA
“Rest in peace friend.
13 of 29 | Posted by: Linda McKinstry Dickinson - NC
“Penny was a awesome lady. Such a hard worker and loved her job. Went to her many times when she was a auditor with questions and she always had a...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Lisa Russo - Cedar Rapids, IA
“I worked with Penny for many years at Rockwell in Coralville. She was a dedicated worker and a good person I can call my friend. She talked about her...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Stacey Visek - Cedar Rapids, IA
“So sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
16 of 29 | Posted by: Paul & Dianne Brady - Maquoketa, IA
“I was saddened to learn of the passing of your Mom. She was always full of smiles. And her passion for her kids and her cars was well known to all....Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Amanda Yoder (Kugley) - Oxford, IA
“My prayers are with Penny's family at this difficult time. Share the good memories you all have. Love one another. Know that time will lessen the...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Shelley Cone - oxford, IA
“We are very sorry for your loss. Please know thoughts and prayers and hugs are coming your way..... Darcy, Davis Holland and Robbye and Kirstie...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Darcy Holland - Dakota City, IA
“My heart goes out to Penny's family with her loss! God bless you all. You never know how much time you have so make the best of what time you have....Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Renee Jamison - Springville, IA
“I'm so so sorry to the family and all who knew her! I worked with her at Rockwell and there was not a day went by that she didn't greet me with a...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Connie - North English, IA
“I am so deeply sorry to hear about Penny. My parents Dorance and Vivian Sheely were very good friends with Pete and Zona and when we were younger we...Read More »
22 of 29 | Posted by: Becky Neuhaus - Swisher, IA
“I met the Rudish family in 1968. They were all great people..Andie and Penny were 2 little skinny girls who road our school bus' Became friends with...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: stephen garringer - marion, IA
“You were loved by many and will be deeply missed. RIP Penny. Hugs Gerry
24 of 29 | Posted by: Gerry McDonald - Brighton, IA
“Stevie, Larry, Shovel, Wendy,and family,please know we are so sorry. It's so hard to loose someone you love, because it leaves such a hole in your...Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Gary & Jan Schuch - Central City, IA
“Chavelle, Steve, Wendy and family,
I am so sorry to hear the news about your mom. She was a huge asset to Rockwell and will be missed there, I'm...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Terri Sinn - Cedar Rapids, IA
“Penny Gustoff, you leave this world loved as a daughter, sibling, mother, grandmother, aunt, and cousin. You will be missed dearly. All prayers and...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Scott & Nancy Schuch - Nashville, TN
“We are so sorry to miss the service for Penny. We are happy we got to share Thanksgiving brunch with Penny at the Iowa River Power Co, and see it...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Jim and Karen Pregon - Coralville, IA
“Deepest Sympathy for your loss, we went to school together, she'll be trully missed.
29 of 29 | Posted by: Penny Hudson-Avila - Sterling, IL
Penny K. Gustoff, 53, of Riverside, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at 7pm Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City where visitation will be after 4pm until services and following the services. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Penny's memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.
Penny Kay Mildred Rudish was born January 3, 1963, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Peter L. and Zona G. (Ropeson) Rudish. She was united in marriage to Steve B. Gustoff Sr. on July 20, 1980, in Cedar Rapids. She has resided in Riverside for over 20 years and for the past 18 years worked for Rockwell Collins at their Coralville location.
Her family includes her four children, Shavell Martin (Nick), Wendy Bauwens (Jon), Steve Gustoff Jr. (Elayne), and Larry Gustoff; one granddaughter, Nova Martin; and seven siblings, Janice Schuch (Gary), Jackie Svoboda (Joe), Peter Rudish Jr. (Joyce), Connie Lucker (Steve), Johnny Rudish (Patti), Michael Rudish (Tracey) and Andrea Stick (Kelly); and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Steve in 2004.