Obituaries

Kurth Gustafsen, a longtime editor at The Ledger, dies at 61

Longtime Ledger editor Kurth Gustafsen died late Friday at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center after a long illness. He was 61.

Gustafsen, an assistant metro editor, began working for The Ledger in 1983 as a reporter and was promoted to editor in 1994.

“Kurth was one of the most caring human beings I know, from taking care of his mother for so many years to looking after reporters,” said Ledger Editor Lenore Devore. “In my 22 years here, he also was one of the best editors I’ve worked with, and I always felt comfortable leaving the newsroom when he was here at night. He will be missed by many.”

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