Michael A. Gustafson Sr.

Posted:  Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:45am

Michael A. Gustafson Sr., 59, of Woolwich, Maine passed away on June 30, 2018.

He will long be remembered for his smile, his practical jokes and generous demeanor. He would often buy things he didn’t need, just to so other people could borrow them. He loved riding motorcycles, fishing,

hunting, reading and music.

“Gus” was born July, 22, 1958 in Gardiner, Maine to Benhard G. Jr., and Shirley (Hatch), the fourth of five children. He grew up in Wiscasset and graduated from Wiscasset High School, Class of 1976.

He later married Dianne Brown and together they raised four children.

After graduation, he went to work at Bath Iron Works, then went to work in the family business, Live Bait Transport, shipping sea worms from the dealers all along the coast of Maine to dealers on both coasts of the country and Europe.

Five years later, he joined the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, first in the jail and later as a transport deputy and court security, for over 20 years. He loved his career, and received numerous awards from the department. He also volunteered at Camp Postcard, helping kids at risk have a summer camp and giving them a chance to see police in a positive light.

Gus was predeceased by his father, Benhard Gustafson Jr.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Gustafson Jr., Nicholas Gustafson and Andrew Wolf; daughter, Jeanna Gustafson; brother; Benhard G. III and his wife Lisa; sisters, Linda Austin and her husband Brian, JoAnn

Fairservice and her husband Mark, and Mary Lou Gustafson and her husband John Merry; three grandchildren, Steven Ward Jr., Matthew Ward, and Hannah Jasinksi.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of “Gus” will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. at the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: TBD

Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit