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RALPH JOSEPH LUNDBERG

LUNDBERG, RALPH JOSEPH February 28, 1934 to December 25, 2012 Ralph Lundberg was born on February 28, 1934 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to Charles and Hazel Lundberg. Two older brothers were Calvin and Harold. The family resided in Groton, South Dakota where Ralph attended school, through high school. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1959 having majored in History and minored in Mathematics. He earned his Master's Degree at San Diego State University. He married Mary Ellen De-Vries in 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and their first daughter, Sharon, was born there. Upon graduation, Ralph accepted a teaching position with the San Diego City Schools where he taught math for several years, then transferring to Patrick Henry High School, again teaching math, and retired from teaching in 1991. He also worked part time at the San Diego Teachers Credit Union, where he was a Loan Officer and Secretary to the Board for 22 years, retiring from that position in 1986. The family has resided in the Mt. Helix area of La Mesa for 53 years. He is survived by three daughters, Sharon of Walnut Creek, Patricia of San Diego, and Sondra, married to Don Steinbock, of La Mesa. There are three grandsons, Brian and Brandon Ferguson, Joseph Steinbock, and one granddaughter, Vanessa Baker. Ralph's physicians, Dr. Robert Adamson, Dr. Gregg Alzate and Dr. Rolf Ehlers extended his life for seven years with their great expertise in managing a most challenging abdominal aortic aneurism, and to them we are most grateful. In spite of their efforts, Ralph succumbed to complications following emergency surgery on Christmas Day 2012. Viewing Tuesday, January 1st, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Featheringill Mortuary, 6322 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego. Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at Shadow Mountain Community Church, 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon. Private burial will be held at Singing Hills Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Turning Point Ministries, P.O. Box 3838, San Diego, CA 92163-1838.

Funeral Home

Featheringill Mortuary - FD- 1083
6322 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115
619-583-9511

Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 30, 2012
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