Paul "Doc" Lundgren
Paul "Doc" Lundgren, of Montevideo, died December 30, 2013 at the St. Cloud Veterans Medical Center at the age of 88. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of St. Joseph in Montevideo. Interment will be in the church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Paul Dewey Lundgren was born on June 28, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to Dewey and Arlian (Hildebrand) Lundgren. He grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Washburn High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and became an expert computerized gunner on the B-29 bomber. In June of 1944, he was a member of a combat crew that was sent to Saipan to fly combat missions over Japan until the end of the war. He then flew supply drop missions to prisoner of war camps in Japan and mainland China. After his discharge in 1946
he enrolled in the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1951 in the University's first veterinary class. Paul worked for Dr. V. K. Jensen during the summers, and became a partner in the Montevideo Clinic following his graduation. He practiced veterinary medicine for 48 years in Montevideo.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth (Bette) Roisen on January 15, 1955 in Minneapolis. They were blessed with one son, John.
While living in Montevideo, Paul and his family enjoyed 50 summers at their Green Lake cabin and spent a number of winters in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
Paul was a faithful member of the Church of St. Joseph in Montevideo He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, NRA, Ducks Unlimited, and the Minnesota and American Veterinary Medical Associations. As a member of the Montevideo Golf Club since his teen years, golf was a passion for he and his family. He served as club president, and as chairman of the grounds committee he was instrumental in building the flood control dike and purchasing the adjoining land for future course development. He won the Labor Day Tournament and Montevideo Club championship.
Paul loved the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, and made many hunting trips to Canada and the western states. The Lac qui Parle area was very special to him.
Paul is survived by his wife, Bette; a son, John (and Sonya) Lundgren of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; a granddaughter, Alexandra of the U.S. Naval Academy; grandsons Jack and J.C. Lundgren of Ponte Vedra Beach Fl.; a sister-in-law, Rita Lundgren of Denver, Co. and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Roger Lundgren.