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Ruth D. Lundy

Wheaton, Illinois

Dec 12, 1931 – Mar 21, 2020 (Age 88)


December 12, 1931
March 21, 2020
Wheaton, Illinois
Alzheimer's Association


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Ruth D. Lundy, age 88, a resident of Wheaton, IL passed away peacefully at home on March 21, 2020. She was born December 12, 1931 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Ethel (McCollum) Dressler.

Ruth grew up in Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Geneva College in 1953. She moved to Chicago, IL after college where she met and married Lawrence Lundy. Ruth started her teaching career at Lake Park High School in Medinah, IL. In 1967, the Lundy family moved to Wheaton, IL. Ruth began teaching business classes in the Wheaton School District. Ruth was the faculty supervisor for Wheaton North DECA and loved her students. Ruth was Chairman of the Board for the Illinois Association of Business Professional from 1986-1993. She served as Board of Directors Secretary for DuPage Schools Credit Union from 1980-1993. In 1994, Ruth was awarded the Educator of the Year for Outstanding Service to Marketing Education. She earned her Masters of Education Degree in 1982. Ruth retired from teaching but continued to work in the Wheaton-Warrenville School District until 2010. Ruth loved to travel and take pictures of her adventures. Ruth was a dedicated member and Deacon at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. Ruth was highly involved with her grandchildren and her ‘adopted’ grandchildren. She was known and loved by many as ‘Grandma Ruth’. Ruth moved to Wyndemere Senior Living in April 2018. For the last 18 months, Ruth was loved and cared for by the compassionate team at Westbridge Assisted Living.

Ruth is survived by her children Debbie Fajkus (Charlie), Glenn Lundy, Dale Lundy (Suzy); her grandchildren Tim Fajkus (Stephanie), Chad Fajkus (Emily) and Tammy Lundy (Jerry Zywczyk); great-grandchildren Mona Fajkus and Chance Fajkus; her brothers John Dressler (Karen), James Dressler (Suzanne) and Paul Dressler (Mary); several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends that were all very important to her.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Please check back for further details.

Family and friends may sign a guest book at For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027.

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I can still write I love you in shorthand because of Mrs. Lundy! She was a dear teacher and taught us so much more than the essentials. Thank you for sharing her with us.

I loved to tease Ruth that the first real job she ever had was when she retired from Wheaton North and came to Wheaton Warrenville South as our school treasurer. She would laugh knowingly and just let me live with the truth that her real calling was all those years at Wheaton North serving her students. She was, in that second career, an integral part of the South community and all of us who worked with her will remember her for her dedication, expertise, and joy. Yes, she was a Falcon...

She was a wonderful person and an outstanding teacher who had such an impact on so many lives. I am thankful for her dedication to her students and her profession. May she Rest In Peace.

Ruth was a wonderful, kind person and teacher at Wheaton North. She exemplified professionalism and was especially helpful to new teachers and staff. She was an inspiration to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Stacie Pierce

My condolences to the entire family. She has done so many good things for so many people. Much love and many prayers and may she RIP and sing proud with the angels

Mrs. Lundy was one of my favorite teachers at Wheaton North. She always encouraged me to do more than I thought I could. She will never be forgotten.

Ruth was a wonderful person. She was a DECA Colleague and great friend. She was a great leader within our profession and will be missed.
My sincerest condolences to her family.

My heartfelt condolences to your family. I worked with Ruth at District 200. She was truly beautiful, inside and out. Such a caring and talented person. May she Rest In Peace.

What a shock to see Ruth and Gil Lehman's wife on the same page of the Daily Herald OV's. I was in the Library and English Depts at Wheaton North. We always had a strong business department. In the mention of the DuPage Credit Union, I remember when Phil Sheridan started it in a closet at Wheaton North. I am happy to see some of the good old names that signed this guestbook too. Hi to those of you who see this. Losing people like Ruth makes me feel llike a polar bear sitting on a melting ice...