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Robert S. Lungstrom

Robert S. Lungstrom

Robert S. Lungstrom, age 85 of New London, died Thursday, August 09, 2018, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Evangelical Covenant Church in New London. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in New London. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Rice Hospice or Oak Hill Cemetery.

Robert Samuel Lungstrom was born on December 29, 1932 in New London, the son of Edward and Myrtle (Harstad) Lungstrom. He grew up in New London and attended New London High School graduating in 1950. After school he worked at the Minnesota State Hospital before going to Molar Barber School in 1955.

On July 26, 1951, Robert was united in marriage to Marilyn Emerson at the Covenant parsonage in New London. To this union a daughter and son were born. They made their home in New London where he worked as a barber for 49 years, retiring in 2003. He also did photography for the New London Times for many years.

Bob was a member of the New London Fire Department, New London Commercial Club, charter member of the New London Ambulance, and served as a Boy Scout leader, city councilman and federal weather observer for 25 years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marilyn; children, Nancy (Douglas) Strand of Willmar and Michael (Lisa) Lungstrom of Rogers; grandchildren, Carrie (Trent) Clausen, Emily (Adam) Ailie, Darin (Brianna) Strand and Sam Lungstrom (friend, Megan); great-grandchildren, Dylan, Connor, Oscar, Russell, Maggie and Hazel. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald.