Donald A. Sundstrom

GLADSTONE – Donald A. Sundstrom, 77, of 1321 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness.

Donald was born March 18, 1936, to August and Marie (Peterson) Sundstrom. He was raised in Stonington and attended school in Stonington and Rapid River. Don worked for his Uncle Vic at the Victor Peterson Concrete plant prior to moving to Milwaukee in 1953. Don worked in Milwaukee until 1969 when he returned to Gladstone. Donald opened his own business Sundstrom Electric in 1969. At age 62 Don retired and sold the business to his nephew, Tom Sundstrom.

Don was a member of the Swedish Club, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Stonington. His hobbies included woodworking, renovating tractors, and spending time at his camp.

Survivors include his wife, Joan (Skradski) Sundstrom, who he married on Oct. 1, 1960, at All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone; daughter, Julie (Tim) Waibel of Warrington, Pa.; brother, Raymond Sundstrom of Stonington; grandchildren, twin girls, Madelyn and Grace; seven nieces and nephews, and several cousins also survive him.

Don’s family will receive friends on Friday, June 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Donald A. Sundstrom will follow at 6 p.m. with L.L.M. Diane Srutowski of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Pastor Bill Cuthbertson of Grace Church officiating. Luncheon will follow at the Gladstone American Legion. Committal services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Escanaba. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the O.S.F. Hospice or Veterans Honor Flight.

The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Sundstrom family. Please visit where you can express your sympathy to the Sundstrom family, or to leave a memory tribute about Don.