August William Lundquist Jr.
June 3, 1933 – June 28, 2019
Rev. Dr. August Lundquist, Jr. 86 of Fort Wayne went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 28, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. August was born in Pierceton, Indiana in June of 1933 to August and Myrtle (Maggart) Lundquist. After graduating from Pierceton High School, he furthered his Christian education with a degree from Kentucky Asbury and then later earned his Master’s and then Doctorate of Divinity. He served the Lord at various United Methodist churches in northern Indiana, including the Yoke Parish of Mexico and Twelve Mile Bethlehem; Shiloh United Methodist Church of Kokomo, IN; Saint Andrews UMC Syracuse, IN; First United Methodist Church of Auburn, IN; and Methodisth churches in Alexandria, IN, Farmland, IN; Marion, IN; New Hope and the South Whitley United Methodist Church. August is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sharon (Dove) Lundquist, his children Linda (Jeannie) Lundquist of Norfolk, Virginia; Nita (Kevin) Webb of Auburn; Susi (Brian) Webb of Anthem, Arizona; Mark (Kelly) Lundquist of Albion; step-daughter Cindy Cooper of Alexandria; seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild; twelve great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded to glory by his parents, his sisters Lilyan (Lundquist) Berlin and Lucille (Lundquist) Dunfee, and by his step-children Deanna (Cooper) Brees and Nick Cooper. August loved the Lord and sought innovative ways to share the good news of God’s love, compassion and redemption. A gifted musician, August sang in many ensembles and choirs. He loved singing hymns and praise music, served in various leadership roles for Epworth Forest Choir School, and sang with the Sounds of Hope tour throughout Europe. Fifty years ago, he was one of the Founding pastors for Lake Wawasee’s Boat-in Worship, which continues today. He was an early adopter of contemporary worship and praise music as well as a lover of more traditional worship, rich hymnology and classical music. August was a life-long teacher, reader and learner. He loved his family, cherished his friends and thoroughly enjoyed golfing, camping and boating. August’s creativity, innovation, encouragement and prayer support will be missed by all who were close to him. He was an example whose influence reached beyond his view. Services will be 11:00 AM. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 4:00 -8:00 with Masonic service by Albion Lodge 97 at 7pm. at Greenlawn Funeral Home, 6600 Covington Road Fort Wayne, IN. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial gifts may be directed to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. To sign the online guestbook go to www.greenlawnmpfh.com
- Visitation Tuesday, July 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 3, 2019
August William Lundquist Jr.
July 2, 2019
Dear Lundquist family,
I remember your special “Augie” as a beautiful singer. I had the opportunity to accompany his music at different events. What a special privilege. Also, my late husband, Rev Jack Rhoades, started his pastorate at Twelve Mile Bethlehem and remember people talking about Augie and how wonderful and caring he was.
May God put His arms around all his family and give you peace, comfort and love
Mrs Ellen (Rev Jack) Rhoades
June 30, 2019
August is my uncle who always seem to have a smile on his face. I remember him fondly. He children are some mighty fine cousins who have given me some good childhood memories. I spent a lot of time reminiscing with August in the past few years as his childhood was spent in a town I knew well. I will miss the guy but he can now catch up news with his sister, my Mom