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Dean Lundvall - August 06, 2011


Dean Lundvall was born on Jan. 16, 1932 at Wallace, Neb. He was the youngest of three children born to Glen and Violet Moline Lundvall. Dean grew up on the farm and attended school in Wallace.
Dean was married to Marita Phelps in Wallace on May 24, 1952. He lived his entire married life on the Lundvall farm. They raised their three children on the farm and Dean enjoyed following his children and later his grandchildren’s activities. Dean enjoyed following the sporting events at Wallace. He played softball to a later age and developed a passion for golf after his retirement.
Dean was diagnosed with leukemia the end of June and had been declining in health when he died early Saturday morning, Aug. 6, 2011 at his home with his family by his side. He had reached the age of 79.
Dean was a long time member of the Wallace United Methodist Church and the Wallace Morningview Cemetery Board.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, one great-granddaughter, Morgan Moore, brother-in-law, Don Young, and Marita’s parents, Flotow and Ruby Phelps.
He is survived by his wife, Marita, of 59 years; one son, Rick and two daughters, Vicky and her husband Wally White and Connie Thompson all of Wallace; nine grandchildren, Shane and his wife Starleen Moore, Jeremiah and his wife Laura Moore, Misty and her husband Rob Durfee, Melony King, Myron Lundvall and special friend Maria, Chris Thompson, Jenny and her husband Tom Knapp, Miles and Melissa White; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Dorthy Young, of Atlanta, Neb. and his brother, Don and wife Donna Lundvall of Grant, Neb.; Marita’s brothers and sister- Darrell and Peggy Phelps, Garry and Jeanette Phelps, and Luana and Don Cross; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Wallace United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Fuller officiating.
Burial was in the Wallace Morningview Cemetery.
A memorial to the Perkins County Health Services Foundation or the Wallace church has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.