Nels “Gusto” Louis Highberg, age 66 of Orange, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in Orange, Texas. Arrangements were made under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home and a private memorial service will be held by the family, at a later date.
Nels was born on March 24, 1955, in Palacios, Texas, to parents, Ninetta Kathlene Simmons and Adolph Henning Highberg. He was a motorcycle enthusiast, an avid collector of many different things that hit his fancy and struck a chord in him, Nels loved using his hands to create things such as wallets and necklaces.
He was preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Ninetta Highberg; brother, Eddie Simmons.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers, John Highberg, of Mauriceville, Texas, Allen Highberg, of Atlanta, Texas, Adoph Highberg of Kansas, and Robbie, of Colorado; sisters, Loraine Barber, of Lufkin, Texas, and Vivian Courson, of Okeechobee, Florida; and numerous nieces, and nephews.