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Gusta Mae McIntyre

April 12, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Gusta Mae McIntyre, 87, of Reinbeck, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Manor Care in Waterloo while under the care of Unity Point Hospice after her courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck. Visitation was Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Burial followed at Washington Township Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials may be directed to the family. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence, please visit

Gusta Mae was born on January 28, 1928 the daughter of Knut and Nora (Christianson) Bratteig in rural Marshalltown, Iowa. Gussie attended Burr Oak School and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1945.

On August 4, 1946 she was united in marriage to Donald McIntyre. He left us on January 31, 2001 and they are now united again for eternity. They were blessed with three sons.

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She loved her family, sewing, knitting, camping, ceramics and crocheting. Gussie and Don wintered in Mesa, Ariz. and enjoyed fishing in Minn. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and American Legion Auxiliary both in Reinbeck.

Gussie is survived by her sons, Jerry (Deb) McIntyre of Plano, Iowa, Craig (Lori) McIntyre of Waterloo, Iowa; daughter-in-law Linda McIntyre; 6 grandchildren, Laura Quick, Melanie Greenlee, Melissa Miller, Jeff McIntyre, Cory McIntyre and Kyle McIntyre; 9 great grandchildren; sisters, Kate Struble, Eunice Billman and brother Keith (Kathy) Bratteig; brothers- in-law, Howard Corwin and Dale (Mary) McIntyre; sister-in-law, Neva Hall; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; son Jack; grandson-in-law Shaun Quick; two infant grandsons, Andy and Lee, brother; Arnold; sisters, Martha and Alice and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.



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