John Lundeen Jr.

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LUNDEEN, John, Jr. John Wen Lundeen, Jr. John Wen Lundeen, Jr. was born in Atlanta, GA and lived in the East Lake area before moving to the family farm in Stone Mountain. He graduated from Boys High and attended Emory at Oxford before enlisting in the Army during World War II. He served with the Fourteenth Air Force in China where he operated airborne radio and radar equipment. Upon returning from the War, Mr. Lundeen attended and graduated from Babson University in Boston, MA. In 1948, he married Elsie Martin Lundeen of Buckhead. He served as Executive Vice President of American Lithograph Company, and stayed with that firm until the mid 1970's when it became Case Hoyt Atlanta, Inc. He was then active in real estate from the mid 1970s until the mid 1990s. He was appointed and served on the Civil Service Board of the City of Atlanta for a number of years. Mr. Lundeen was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Piedmont Driving Club and the Capital City Club. Mr. Lundeen served as a Founding Board member and the first President in 1971 of the Lake Rabun Association in northeast Georgia. Since 1965 he has been a member of Shakerag Hunt Club, where he served as Master of Foxhounds from 1978-1980. In 1965, Mr. Lundeen was one of the founders of the Atlanta Steeplechase. He was an enthusiastic member of the Board of Stewards of the Atlanta Stteplechase from 1965-2000. The Jockey Building at the race site is named in Mr. Lundeen's honor. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lundeen was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children, Elsie Martin Lundeen and by his second wife Phoebe Franklin Lundeen. Also preceding him in death was his brother William "Bill" Lundeen, and two grandsons. He is survived by his sister Bess Lundeen Finch, daughter Susan Lundeen Smith and son John W. Lundeen III, daughter in law Sherry, granddaughters Courtney and Elsie Lundeen and Susan Thomas Smith, and step-children Andy Franklin and Alice Franklin and their families. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Dr. Atlanta, GA 30319 or to the Atlanta Steeplechase, 375 Pharr Rd. Suite 114 Atlanta, GA 30305. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 1st at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church 1328 Peachtree Street Atlanta, 30309. The family will visit with those attending immediately following the service.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 31, 2010
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