Roy Lundstrom Jr.
July 25, 1926 -- October 6, 2020
Dad, your dash is complete.
Roy Lundstrom Jr., 94, lifelong Minnesota resident was released into the loving arms of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the Franciscan Health Center in Duluth, MN. He was born July 25, 1926 to Roy and Florence (Sandberg) Lundstrom Sr. in Duluth, MN. After attending Central High School, Roy, a WWII veteran, served aboard the naval destroyer J.C. Owens in the Pacific Theatre. He married Mary Carol Harrom May 5, 1950. Roy was first employed with Northern Pacific R.R. as a switch operator and would have a second career in his calling as a chemical dependency councilor and director of the Lake Venoah halfway house in Carlton, MN. He was a member of the Nashwauk Alliance Church, the American Legion, and AA (recently celebrating 50 years of sobriety). In their retirement Roy and Carol enjoyed their winters in San Tan Valley, AZ, and their summers in Nashwauk, MN. Roy loved fly-fishing, picking blueberries, and their beloved dog Patty. Along with playing guitar and mandolin, Roy was a skilled artisan in knife forging, woodcarving, and song writing.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, “Saint” Carol Lundstrom, children, Steven (Ellen) Lundstrom, Nashwauk, Gary (Tim) Lundstrom, Duluth, MN, and Mary Kay (Troy) Forsberg, Barnum, MN, sister, Patricia Rae Ogston, Pike Lake, MN, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Roy was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Roy Lundstrom, parents, Roy and Florence, and two sisters, Marilyn Larson, and Bernice Lillo.
The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at Franciscan Health Center for their compassionate care which knows no bounds. And to Essentia Hospice for their compassionate care as well.
Graveside services for Roy will be 1:00 pm, Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Duluth, MN. A celebration of Roy’s life will be scheduled at a later date. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in Roy’s name to the Duluth Bethel c/o Dennis Cummings, 23 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth, MN, 55806, or www.Duluthbethel.org. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. Please visit our website at www.doughertyofhibbing.com to leave a message of condolence.