Paul G. Lundmark, 95, Brainerd, passed away April 1, 2010, in Crosby, Minn. He celebrated Easter Sunday with his Lord and Savior!
Paul was born June 15, 1914, to parents Gustaf and Maria Lundmark. He grew up in the Leonard, Minn., area. He was a medic in the 35th Infantry Division in WWII. He served in the European Theater of Operations and was present at the Normandy Invasion. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Star for valor at the Battle of St. Lo. Following his discharge, he returned to his previous trade of butter making and later retired from Northwest Paper in 1977.
Paul was married to the former Alice Wildmo for over 66 years. He will be missed by his wife and their children, Dennis (Sally), David, Susan (Wayne) Kampen and Shirlee (Michael) Allen. They were blessed with 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by an older brother, Helge; and a sister-in-law, Adeline. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; one sister; daughter, Sandra Hanke; and grandson, Shane Bjornson.
Paul enjoyed deer hunting, eating at The Barn, drinking coffee, singing in the church choir and having company. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him as he had one of the biggest, most loving hearts anyone could have. A celebration of Paul's life will be Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brainerd with visitation an hour before the service. Interment will be at Lake Edward Cemetery. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home.
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