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In Memory: Gerald Lundgren

This page allows family and friends to share their thoughts, stories and prayers in remembrance of 85-year-old World War II veteran who lived in Oak Forest and Tinley Park.

Gerald Lundgren | Credit: Submitted by Kristopher Lundgren
Gerald Lundgren | Credit: Submitted by Kristopher Lundgren
The following obituary was submitted by Kristopher Lundgren, Gerald Lundgren's son.

Gerald Lundgren, 85, passed away on January 13, 2014 at home in Winter Springs, Florida. He was born on February 12, 1928 in Chicago to Irene and Olof Lundgren. 

Gerald is survived by his children Kristopher Lundgren (Meagan), Deborah Lapinne (Mark), Gail Heard (Greg), Irene Bogue (Tom), Sheri Ziglar (John), Cyndy Pethtel (Scott), Nancy Lumpkin, Dawn Gutierrez (Robert), and Gary Lundgren; his many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers Chuck, Robert, and Richard; and many nieces and nephews.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Irene and Olof and his siblings Ronald, Vera, and Norman.

Gerald was a proud World War II veteran of the United States Navy and patriot who you could catch riding his bike around the neighborhood decorated with his USA memorabilia all the way up until his final months. He lived in Oak Forest and Tinley Park over the years.

A memorial service will be held this Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:30am at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery; 20953 Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421.

In lieu of flowers, Gerald would have appreciated donations to be made to his favorite organization, the Tin Can Sailors. Donations can be made at the link.

This page is designed to allow family and friends of Gerald Lundgren to post remembrances, prayers and other thoughts to celebrate his memory. Feel free to leave them in the comments section. You also can share your sentiments—including photos and videos—on the site on one of Patch's boards or in a blog.

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