HACKENSACK - Donald Vernon Lundquist, 81, of Hackensack, passed away Nov. 20, 2007, at Nielson Place in Bemidji.
He was born March 9, 1926, at Minneapolis to Walter and Leonard and Hannah Maria Linnea (Brink) Lundquist. He grew up in Minneapolis where he graduated from Central High School. He attended the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He was confirmed by the Rev. Daniel T. Martin at Zion Lutheran Church in Minneapolis in 1939.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947 during World War II aboard the USS Rich and as a radioman second class aboard the USS ATA 182. He worked as a mechanic for Erickson Phillips 66 in Minneapolis. He was a patrolman, sergeant, detective and captain in charge of police operations with Richfield Police Department from 1954 to 1976. He and Minneapolis police officer Patrick Hartigan shared the 1974 Minnesota Police Officer of the Year award. He owned and operated Lundquist Wood Products from 1967 until his retirement in January 2006.
He married Maralyn Gail Henretta Sept. 17, 1949, in Minneapolis. She preceded him in death in 1972. He married Monica Lea Johnson March 16, 1973, in Richfield.
He is survived by his wife, Monica; three children, Steven (Janice) Lundquist, Bloomington, Sharon Nelsen and her fiance, David Thompson, Little Falls, and Eric (Pamela) Lundquist, Annandale; two grandsons, Jeffrey and Shawn Lundquist, Bloomington; one brother, John Lundquist, Minnetonka; three nephews; and their families. His parents preceded him in death.
A private family funeral is planned. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery at Hackensack. Memorials are preferred to Hackensack First Response. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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