"So sorry to hear of Mert's passing. I worked with her at JCPenney's in the shoe department while I was going through college and learned so much from her-so much more than the shoe department could teach. She was the most upbeat, sweet, understanding supervisor and just all around wonderful person to be around. Rest in peace, Mert. Prayers to the family. God bless. "
"It was with deep sadness that I learned of Mrs Gustafson's passing. I first met this Dear Lady in 1979, when I moved to Marquette. A finer, gentler, sweeter Soul would be difficult to find. Always a ready smile, a wise crack, and a demeanor that put a person immediately at ease. My sincere condolences to Bruce, Gary, and the entire Family, as well as to Mrs G's many friends..May her Sweet Soul rest in Eternal Peace."
"I am saddened to hear that your mom has passed away. Mert will always hold a special place in my heart. She was so kind and caring to us when we lived across the hall on Arch Street. I have many wonderful memories of your entire family. I will miss her, very much. "
"Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to all of you. I worked with Mert at J.C. Penny. In recent years a group of co-workers met each month for lunch. It was always a pleasant time visiting with her and she will be missed by all of us. Sincere condolences."
"Extending to your family this heartfelt assurance of deep sympathy.
With our condolences,
the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education and Employees"