John “Jack” Lundgren, age 77, longtime area resident, passed away on Friday November 25, 2022 at his home.
Jack was born on January 16, 1945 in Laurium, MI son of the late Frank and Sophie (Kanasavitch) Lundgren.
He graduated from Calumet High School Class of 1962.
Following graduation, Jack moved to Detroit to work for Ford. While in the Detroit area he went into apprenticeship training before becoming a General Contractor and moving back to Baraga.
Before retirement, he owned Lundgren Builders, and he and his crew constructed several homes and businesses, as well as many remodeling jobs.
Jack was always a hard worker, peeling pulp with his dad, a logger, when he was 9 years old.
When Jack was in high school, he played football and hockey; he was also in the ROTC program.
He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, trapping, fishing, and feeding the deer. He called his does “pretty girls” and when they heard his 4-wheeler, they would come running.
Two of Jack’s favorite sayings were, “Do something, even if it’s wrong” and “I’ve got a job for you.”
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years- Jill (Olson) Lundgren, 4 children- Colleen (John Pinkerton) Lundgren, Heidi (Jeff) Syrjala, Eric (Crystal) Lundgren, Adam (Courtney) Lundgren, sister- Jeanne (Dennis) Spivey of Florida, 7 grandchildren- Thaine (Luke) Fuller, Abby (Joel) Mayo, Corbin (Kaisa) Fuller, Bill Mayo, Anna Fuller, Kai Lundgren, Ericson “Sonny” Lundgren, 1 great grandchild- Maija Fuller, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister- Betty Vitton of California.
Jack’s family will greet relatives and friends at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baraga on Friday December 2, 2022 from 10 until 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Father Corey Litzner as celebrant. A luncheon will follow in the church basement. Interment will take place in the Baraga Cemetery.
Jack’s obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at reidfuneralservicechapel.com The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L’Anse has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.