Gary C. Lundvall

September 1, 1946April 24, 2014
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Bettendorf – Gary C. Lundvall, 67, of Bettendorf passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014 surrounded by family at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Gary Lundvall was born in Davenport to Harry and Evelyn (Zimmerman) Lundvall on September 1, 1946. He met Kathleen (Oaks) Lundvall at age 14. They dated through Junior High, Davenport West High School and University of Iowa; marrying June 10, 1967. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1968 where he received his Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Public Relations. Gary’s professional career started at the Davenport Chamber of Commerce. From there Gary went on to become the Executive Director for multiple Construction Trade Associations - the Quad City Painting and Decorating Contractors Association, the Eastern IA/Western IL Mechanical Contractors Association and the Piping Industry Council of the Rockford Area. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Kathleen (Oaks) Lundvall, daughter Kim (Gregg) Johnson, grandkids Gregg Jr. and Meghan Johnson; son Rick Lundvall, (Julie), and grandkids, Andrew and Abby Lundvall. He is also survived by his sister Dianne (Harry) Lantau. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Evelyn Lundvall. Gary had a wide range of interests and enjoyed everything life offered. A perfect day would be attending a theatre production of the Phantom of the Opera, and then leaving to go to a boxing match, tough man contest or dirt car races. He enjoyed golf and lunches with many close friends. Gary loved to travel whether for work or with his family on special vacations. Gary is the proud owner of a diamond ring showcasing his 300 game he bowled in 1972 – and enjoyed telling all who would listen about his world record that would never be beaten. Spending time with the grandkids was an important part of his life. He enjoyed attending and hearing about their many sporting events, dance and gymnastic competitions. Where Gary really shined was sitting around the table playing games and entertaining them with his big stories that always brought a smile to their faces. Gary was especially proud of being one of the Founding and longest running Board members of the ILLOWA Construction Labor Management Council. Gary was respected in the Union Construction Industry while serving in his position for 42 years as Executive Director. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 1:00 p.m, at Runge Mortuary & Crematory, 838 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA. A celebration of his life will follow with a reception at the Outing Club, 2109 Brady St., Davenport, IA. The family would like to express their gratitude to the nurses of the Genesis Hospice program and the staff at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf in his memory. Online condolences may be expressed at


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Carolllyn Mahieu

June 8, 2014

Dear Kathy,

Sorry to hear about Gary's passing. The years have passed so quickly. I still remember our good times playing at you home and at school. Remember when you ran for student council at Frank L. Smart and the song and skit called 'Cathy's clown'? Gary, Mike C. and Mike M. were good friends then. So glad their friendship carried on through the years. Gary was a
good match for you. 47 years together-wonderful. Larry and I have 44 this year. May God bless you and your children and grand kids.
Carollyn Barker Mahieu

Dawn Schmitt

April 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all tonight. We will always remember our times together and think of Gary with a smile on our faces. We will miss him. Our love to Kathy, Kim, Gregg, Gregory, Meghan, Rick, Julie, Andrew and Abby.

Kerry Lantau

April 28, 2014

Kathy, Kim and Rick, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Gary. I will always remember all of the family get-togethers at the holidays and uncle Gary's great personality and sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 28, 2014

Kathy and family I am so sorry about Gary. May you be blessed as a family. I will always remember my "little" cousin Gary
Marian Lundvall, Esconsido CA

Monty & Cheryl Johnson

April 28, 2014

Kathy, Rick and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

John Graham

April 28, 2014

Diane, Harry, Kathy & family, We are saddened for your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you today.

John & Becky Graham

Mike Cather

April 27, 2014

Cathy and Family, Carol and I are very sadden to hear of the passing of Gary. Gary and I go back to F. L. Smart days and we had some great times together when we were young. Mike and Pat wanted me to extend their sympathy as well, unfortunately they are out of town on a vacation trip. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you all.

Michael and Donna Williams

April 27, 2014

Kathy and family,
Our condolences on your loss.

Butch Haverland

April 27, 2014

Rick, it was always a pleasure working with you and Gary during your annual golf tournament. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Oakwood Country Club

Barbara (May) Raveling

April 27, 2014

Kathy and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you. I was so saddened to hear about Gary. He was a classmate that I went thru grade school to high school - great guy. My prayers are with you.
Barbara (May) Raveling