Obituary for Morris Lundgren
Morris (Morrie) Lundgren, age 81, of Staples, passed away on August 13, 2017 at his home. He was born September 1, 1935 in Vinton, Iowa to Svea (Johnson) and Gustavus “Harold” Lundgren. After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, he married Penny Jackewitz on July 2, 1960, in Bovey, MN. They lived in Mankato, MN and Greenville, Iowa, before moving to Staples in 1964. He later went on to receive two master degrees from Drake University (School Administration) and Bemidji State University (Psychology & Counseling). Morrie worked as a financial director at the Staples Technical College (currently known as Central Lakes College) from 1967 - 1993. He, along with his wife, also owned and operated the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Staples for 20 years. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and a member of the Lion’s Club in Staples.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Penny; and brother, Elwood Keith (Shirley) Lundgren.
Morrie will be deeply missed by his special friend, Marge Evans of Pillager; daughters, Lori Lundgren of Glencoe, Alicia (Lee) Truax of Bertha, and Allyson (Jens) Zimmermann of Zurich; sons, Brett (Dawn) Lundgren of Wadena, and Trevor (Gwen) Lundgren of Becker; grandchildren, Amber (Lance) Simon, Zachary Lundgren, Hunter Truax, Hayden Truax, Holton Traux, Cody Lundgren, Megan Lundgren, Brook Lundgren and Jessa Jacquin; great grandchildren, Raegan, Alex, and Sophia; brothers, Nathan (Doreen) Lundgren of Brainerd, Forest (Karen) Lundgren of Red Wing, and Phillip Lundgren of Cloquet.
A memorial service celebrating Morrie’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Gathering time for family and friends 9:00-11:00 am.
Caring for Morrie and his family
Taylor Funeral Home of Staples