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6/22/2013 8:00:00 AM
Gust 'Gussy' Coby
Dec. 10, 1926 - June 21, 2013

Mr. Gust 'Gussy' Coby, 86, of Rochester, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, at Woodlawn Hospital.

On Dec. 10, 1926, Gust Morgan Coby was born in Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County. He was one of eight treasured sons of Otis and Ina D. (Reinhold) Coby.

In 1945, with great pride, he graduated from Monterey High School. A talented student-athlete, Gust played basketball and ran track.

With a strong agriculture background growing up, Gust was passionate about life on the farm. His dad instilled a strong work ethic. In the early years, he hand milked the Holstein herd. With the evolution of technology, he transitioned to milking machines. Many years, he oversaw a fine herd of over 100 cows and a variety of swine. He also planted grains annually. Gussy raised game birds, peacocks, pheasants and chickens.

An uncle who was always there for his nieces and nephews, Uncle Gust assisted the kids with their 4-H projects. Annually, he could be found at the Fulton County 4-H Swine Barn, always sharing tips on grooming and showmanship and helping all of the kids with whatever came up. He was their No. 1 cheerleader and took great pride in their accomplishments.

With his love for our youth, Gust drove the school bus for the Monterey School for a number of years. To relax, he would actively attend auctions of all types. He was a member of the Dairy Business Men's Association.

Gust is lovingly remembered by five brothers, Alvin Cleo Coby, of Rochester, Orval Coby, of Leesburg, Curt Coby and wife Marilyn, of Culver, Jay Coby and wife Karen, of Rochester, and Vernon Coby and wife Jean, of Culver; 14 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Gust was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Marvin and Homer.

A celebration of the life of Mr. Gust 'Gussy' Morgan Coby will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mr. Jeff Coby officiating.

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 1-5 p.m. and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Leiters Ford Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Fulton County 4-H Swine Barn.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made to his family at

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