Donald Wendell Lundberg

VICKSBURG, Mich. – Former Rapid River resident Donald Wendell Lundberg, 51, of Vicksburg, Mich., passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in Elwood, Ill.

He was born Aug. 17, 1962, in Cook County, Ill., and was the son of Donald and Joyce (Witherow) Lundberg. Donald graduated from Rapid River High School in 1980. After graduation, he then served in the U.S. Army for 11 years. While stationed in Germany, he met his current wife Renea (Evans) and they were married in Illinois on Aug. 19, 1994, exactly two years after their first date. They resided in Springfield, Ill.,, for 13 years and then he and his family moved to Vicksburg, Mich.

He was not only a devoted father and grandfather, but he was loved and respected by his peers that surrounded him. His family was the center of his world. He enjoyed fishing and going on fishing trips with his friends. Donald loved to listen to music and was often seen with headphones in his ears. His 1970 Ford Mustang Coupe was a cherished hobby of restoration.

Donald was employed with Duncan Aviation where he customized electronics, on jets and airplanes.

Donald Wendell Lundberg was preceded in death by his father, Donald Wendell Lundberg.

He is survived by his wife, Renea of Vicksburg, Mich.; his children, Kristina Lundberg of Battle Creek, Mich., Bryan Lundberg, of Battle Creek, Mich., Katherine Lundberg of Vicksburg, Mich., and Joycelyn Lundberg of Vicksburg, Mich. Donald had two grandchildren, Ellie and Jeremiah. Additionally, he is survived by his mother, Joyce Lundberg (Ronald Clayton) and four siblings, Wendy (Mark) Holzenkamp of Rapid River, Paul (Renee) Lundberg of Gladstone, Ginger Linsmeyer of Green Bay, Michelle (Mark) Bourdeau of Havelock, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Funeral services celebrating the life of Donald Wendell Lundberg will be held at 4 p.m., July 2, at the Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Stephen Gauger officiating.

Burial will take place at the Rapid River Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Rapid River American Legion Post 301. A luncheon will be served at the Calvary Lutheran Church fellowship hall following the burial at the Rapid River Cemetery. The Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladstone and Escanaba are assisting the family and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomes.net.