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Donald W. Lungstrom

Donald W. Lungstrom July 11, 1921 - July 4, 2013

NEW LONDON - Donald W. Lungstrom, 91, of New London, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. A memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Peace Lutheran Church in New London. Visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Donald William Lungstrom was born on July 11, 1921 in New London, the son of William and Nina (Johnson) Lungstrom. He graduated from New London High School in 1940. He was employed by Glen L. Martin Aircraft in Baltimore, MD, until being inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942. He served overseas in North Africa and Italy during WWII from 1942 to 1945. He attended Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, studying the printing trade. On June 29, 1946, Donald was united in marriage to Gladys Galbrecht. Don was employed as a linotype operator for the Glenwood Herald, the Pope County Tribune in Morris and Wright County Journal in Buffalo. In 1956 he returned to New London to become a partner with his brother, Virgil, at Lake Country Press. Don was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church and formerly Lebanon Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, cemetery board and as a Sunday School teacher. Don was also a 45 year member of the New London American Legion.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years; children, Teresa (Steve) Richardson of Valdez, AK, Bruce (Dawn) Lungstrom of Canyon Lake, TX, James (Linda) Lungstrom of Apple Valley and Susan (Jeff) Marion of Blacksburg, VA; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Jeanine Wedin, Virgil Lungstrom and Douglas Lungstrom.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Virginia Hohman; sisters-in-law, Eileen and Bonnie Lungstrom; and brothers-in-law, Robert Hohman and Paul Wedin.