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Thomas E Lundgren

May 11, 1927 — December 30, 2016

Thomas Edwin "Eddie" Lundgren, of Rogue River, Ore., 89, passed away December 30th in Grants Pass, Ore. He was born May 11, 1927, in Riverside, Calif., to Fridolf Edwin Lundgren and Opha Amanda (Mardock) Lundgren. He was raised in Riverside and lived in Los Angeles County until he was 17, where he graduated High School. Eddie met Margaret "Marg" Applebury, at church when they were both very young. They were married in San Jose, Calif., December 26, 1950. They welcomed daughter, Linda, February, 1953, and son, Thomas Jr. (Tom), joined them February, 1955. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 34 years, stationed on the Sierra National Forest, Angeles National Forest and Cleveland National Forest. He and his family moved around with the U.S. Fire Service, and eventually settled down in, Escondido, Calif., in 1966. He retired as a District Fire Control Officer in 1978. After retirement from the U.S. Forest Service, he worked for the City of Escondido for five years, at Lakes Dixon and Wohlford. Once retired from Escondido, Eddie and Marg moved to Rogue River, Ore., where he enjoyed raising his own beef had a vegetable garden and an orchard of fruit trees. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially fishing for salmon. He always loved his dachshunds. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, of 66 years, Margaret "Marg" Lundgren, of Rogue River, Ore.; daughter, Linda Israelson, of Olympia, Wash.; son, Thomas "Tom" Lundgren, Jr., and his wife, Shelli of Rogue River, Ore.; grandchildren, Laura Overby (36), and her husband, Saul, of Bend, Ore.; Andrew "Drew" Lundgren (36), and his wife, Leah, of Flagstaff, Arizona, Mathew Lundgren (34) of San Marcos, Calif., Benjamin Israelson (25) of Olympia, Wash., Jacob Lundgren (22) of Forest Grove, Ore., and Jonas Lundgren (19) of Rogue River ; and great-grandchildren, Callan (2-1/2)and Reid (10 mos.) Lundgren, of Flagstaff, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., followed immediately by a potluck lunch at Grace Baptist Church. All are welcomed to join us as we celebrate his life. He will be laid to rest at Woodville Cemetery in Rogue River, Oregon.

Service Information

Saturday, January 14th, 2017 11:00am, Grace Baptist Church

Interment Details

Woodville Cemetery

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