Arthur L. Lundberg, 87
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April 10, 1925 - Nov. 19, 2012
A celebration of life visitation for Arthur "Art" Lundberg will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Williams Dingman funeral home in Avon followed by a private ceremony at Camp Ripley on Monday, November 26, 2012.
Born to William, Sr. and Gladys Lundberg in St. Paul, MN, Art Lundberg passed from this world surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and soul mate of 62 years, Hazel Catherine Bourdeaux Lundberg, his parents, brothers William, Jr., Kenneth, Gerald and sister Ruth Anderson. He is survived by his children Tim (Jane), Mark (Rebecca), Julie (Terry), Dan (Lisa) and Barb; his grandchildren Owen (Stacey), Alex, Russ, John, Adam, Amy and Andy (Abby) and his great-granddaughter Hazel Mae.
Art was a man of honor and to serve his country in WWII was his proudest achievement. Following all of his older brothers, he enlisted when he was 17 years old, serving as a Seabee in the South Pacific; his tour included New Caledonia, Guadalcanal and the invasions of Bougainville and Leyte. A lifelong employee of Northwestern Bell, Art began as a lineman and worked the last many years of his telephone career as an engineer.
Art and Hazel moved their family to Avon in 1961; Avon was their home for the rest of their days. Art was a longtime member of the Avon Lions Club and also served the community as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. He enjoyed countless happy hours playing cards and sharing his ever witty perceptions of life and the human condition with his dear friends at the Midtown Bar over a span of many years. These friends brought him great comfort in the time that followed the unspeakable loss of his life partner. Art was blessed with the most supportive neighbors who lived alongside him peacefully for 5 decades and who provided he and Hazel the kindest, respectful support and friendship in their last years.
Art was a lover of the outdoors who was delighted to spend time on a boat fishing for Sunnies which provided his family many happy meals or hitting balls on the golf course with his friends. In his later years, Art received great joy from the birds at his feeder--ever watchful for the marauding squirrels who could raise his blood pressure more than his teenage children had.
Art was self-educated man who spent many of his waking hours reading--always learning. He was a man of few, well-placed words. He had the uncommon privilege of a quiet, wise person: when he spoke everyone listened.
Art was a family man who worked diligently to provide for his wife and children. He was a role model of honesty and integrity for his children and grandchildren. His passing will leave a void that will never be filled but he will live forever in the hearts and memories of his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Albany Area Hospice.
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
107 Avon Avenue South Avon, MN 56310
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2012