Roger Dale Lundstrom, 77
January 18, 2020
Thief River Falls -Roger Lundstrom of Thief River Falls, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls, surrounded by his loving family.
Roger Dale Lundstrom was born on May 26, 1942 at Strandquist, son of Clarence and Dagney (Grafstrom) Lundstrom. He was raised in the Strandquist area and attended school there graduating in 1960. Roger entered the US Army June 30, 1960 and served his country where he qualified as sharp shooter, until his honorable discharge on June 21, 1963. Roger was stationed in Germany during the Cuban Missile Crisis where the commander told him to get a good night sleep as WWIII starts tomorrow.
He attended college at UND in Grand Forks. Roger began his career with UPS where he worked for 36 years out of the Thief River Falls office up to the Canadian border.
On December 31, 1966 he was united in marriage to Melannie Gudmundson of Lake Bronson at Lake Bronson Zion Church. To this union 4 children were born Troy, Floyd, Leon and David. The couple made their home on a farm near Thief River Falls where he farmed and raised cattle. He loved God, his Father and his family. Roger was a member of the NRA, AARP, Hunting Club of America, Angus Association, the Teamsters Union and the American Legion and the VFW. Roger enjoyed hunting and guns. He was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church of Thief River Falls.
Roger is survived by his wife of 54 years Melannie G. Lundstrom of Thief River Falls; children Troy Lundstrom of Portland, Ore., Floyd Lundstrom of Portland, Ore., Leon Lundstrom of Thief River Falls, David (Allison) Lundstrom of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren Jesse Lundstrom, Josiah, Jeremiah and Touchana Lundstrom, Jacob, Jared and Jaelyn Lundstrom; great-granddaughter Sophie Ann Lundstrom: sister Kathy Olson of Roseau.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Peter and Anna Lundstrom; parents Clarence and Dagney; brother Miles Lundstrom; and an infant child.
Roger lived 77 years, 7 months, and 3 days, God bless his soul.
Funeral service were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Evangelical Free Church in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Kevin MacLean and Pastor Kent Hudson officiating.
Visitation was held at 5:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation was also be held one hour prior to the service at Evangelical Free Church, Thief River Falls.