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Max Lundgren 1953-1983


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/24/2013 at 20:42:36

Drowning claims life of Ames man
Estherville – Dragging operations ceased around 8:15 p.m. Monday when the body of Max Lundgren was recovered.

The 30 year-old Lundgren from Ames, drowned in Ingham Lake Sunday evening when he was attempting to remove some weeds from the propeller of the outboard motor on the pontoon boat he was operating. According to Emmet County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Reekers, the motor slipped back into the lake. Efforts by his family to get flotation devices to him failed and he went under the water. Lundgren was reportedly unable to swim.

The accident occurred near Pappy’s Place. Lundgren as the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Lundgren of Ringsted. (Estherville Daily New, Estherville, IA, July 12, 1983)

Max Lundgren
Estherville – services for Max Lundgren, 30, formerly of Ringsted, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Balm officiating. Interment will be in High Lake Cemetery at Wallingford. He died Sunday evening, July 10, 1983, as the result of a drowning accident at Ingham Lake.

Friends may call at the Fuhrman Funeral Home after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday).

Lundgren was born July 1, 1953 at Estherville, the son of Glen and Marvis (Harding). He received his education in the Ringsted schools where he graduated in the class of 1971. He attended Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City and was currently a senior at Iowa State University in Ames as an Industrial Engineering student. On July 28, 1974 he was united in marriage with Mia Chang at Estherville.

Lundgren was employed by KCAU Television, Sioux City, and Lakes Vending in Estherville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and active in rifle clubs. He served two years with the armed services of which one year was spent in Korea.

Survivors are one son, Michael; his parents, Glen and Marvis Lundgren, Ringsted; one brother, Wade Lundgren, Emmetsburg; one sisters, Sarah Fothergill, Ringsted; his grandmother, Mrs. Vesta Harding, Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 13, 1983)


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