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Paul W. Lungren 1896-1955


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/11/2012 at 16:49:03

Ex-County Official Dies
Paul W. Lungren, 69, former Emmet County deputy auditor, died today at 4:35 a.m. in Holy Family Hospital. Mr. Lungren had been in poor health since suffering a heart attack about two years ago. He was again admitted to the hospital here Aug. 8, the same day funeral services were held for his father, Charles Lungren.

Born Dec. 3, 1896, at Gowrie, the son of Charles and Anna Lungren, he received his education in the Gowrie and Estherville schools.

In 1914, he went to Trimont, Minn., where he was employed as assistant cashier of the Peopleís State Bank in Trimont. He was married June 24, 1925, at Sisseton, S.D., to Eleanor Batterberry, a teacher in the Trimont schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Lungren continued to live in Trimont until 1929 when they moved to Lakefield, Minn., where Mr. Lungren was assistant cashier at the Farmerís State Bank for six years.

In 1935 they moved to the Charles Lungren farm near Estherville and farmed there for several years. After moving to Estherville from the farm, Mr. Lungren was deputy county auditor for a time and afterwards was bookkeeper at Harker-Beauman Lumber Co. Following semi-retirement, Mr. Lungren did bookkeeping in his home office as long as his health permitted.

He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American legion and B.P.O. Elks.

Mr. Lungren is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. J.J. (Mary) Mikschl of Minneapolis, Mrs. Don (Beth) Shultheis of St. Paul and Mrs. Leo (Paula) Murphy of Sioux City; 19 grandchildren; and one brother, Oscar, of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Reuben.

Funeral services are to be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrickís Church, the Rt. Rev. Mgsr. James H. Duhigg officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrickís Cemetery.

A rosary will be said Thursday at 8 p.m. at Fuhrman Funeral Home.

Friends may call at the funeral home all day Thursday and until time of services Friday. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, August 16, 1966)

Relatives and friends from a distance here to attend funeral services for Paul Lungren included Mr. and Mrs. Leo C. Murphy and sons, Michael and Patrick of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shultheis of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Mikschl of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Mahler of Glencoe, Minn., Mrs. R. E. Lungren of Northfield, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson and Mrs. Robert Gross of Gowrie, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Ne Flanagan, Mrs. Ray Murphy, Mrs. T. C. Murphy, Gene Cosgrove, Mr. and Mrs. James Lalley, Mr. and Mrs. James Heeney of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mikscl of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Frank Schimick of Mankato, Minn., Luther Obye, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Crosson of Lake City and Peter C. Reding and Raymond Kelly of Trimont, Minn. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, August 24, 1966)


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