OBITUARY

John Arthur Lundgren Sr.

March 21, 1939July 20, 2018
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John Arthur Lundgren Sr., 79, of Duluth passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 in Duluth. He was born on March 21, 1939 to Arthur K and Mary Jane Lundgren in Virginia, MN.

John attended Duluth Denfeld High School where he was a star track athlete and held many records at the school. Before graduating he joined the United States Marine Corp. On May 26, 1976 he married the love of his life, Donna. He and Donna were co-owners of Barcodes Plus. Barcodes Plus is still family owned and operated and is celebrating 35 years in business this year.

He enjoyed golfing, gardening, feeding the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks. He was a proud resident at Mount Royal Pines III assisted living facility where he loved and cared for all the staff and residents.

John was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Donna Lundgren.

He will be greatly missed by his children, Karen (Bruce) Smith of Isanti, MN, George (Tina) Olson of Proctor, Patrick (Rhonda) Olson of Duluth, Brian (Laurie) Olson of Superior, Jackie (Ryan) Sather of Duluth, John Jr. (Jessica) Lundgren of Superior; and Andrew (Kristi) Lundgren of Cottage Grove, MN; his sister Barbara Corbel (Lundgren), of Port Charlotte, FL 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Visitation: 5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Duluth Gospel Tabernacle, 1515 West Superior Street, Duluth. The visitation will continue from 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018 at the church.

Please leave a memory of John or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Karen (Bruce) Smith, Daughter
  • George (Tina) Olson, Son
  • Patrick (Rhonda) Olson, Son
  • Brian (Laurie) Olson, Son
  • Jackie (Ryan) Sather, Daughter
  • John Jr. (Jessica) Lundgren, Son
  • Andrew (Kristi) Lundgren, Son
  • Barbara Corbel Lundgren, Sister
  • John is also survived by his 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces; nephews and in-laws.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ryan Sather
  • John Lundgren Jr.
  • Andrew Lundgren
  • Brian Olson
  • Tygen Lundgren
  • Karen Smith

Services

  • Evening Visitation Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

John Arthur Lundgren Sr.

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Jackie Sather

July 25, 2018

Some of our fondest memories I have are of Grandpa John taking me and my sister to Chilly Billy's for ice cream he didn't care how many toppings we put on our ice cream. Also how happy he was watching us at our softball games. He was one of our biggest cheer leaders! We were lucky enough to have him at our last game of the season last Wednesday night. We love and miss him. Love you Grandpa! Love, Emily & Kaitlyn

James Heffernan

July 25, 2018

I've known John since seventh grade at Lincoln Junior High School in Duluth in the early 1950s. Never close, we were always cordial in our sporadic meetings in the intervening years. My condolences to his family. I just want to note that he was the finest natural athlete I have ever known. He broke every city-wide record in track events when we were in ninth grade. I wouldn't be surprised if he still holds those records. Fellow students used to gather on lunch hour during track season just to watch him practice the pole vault. Incredible athlete. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

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