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Philip  Lundstrom

Philip R. Lundstrom

November 10, 1935 - May 9, 2019
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Philip Raymond Lundstrom, age 83, of Lovilia passed away on Thursday evening, May 9, 2019 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, under the care of EveryStep Hospice. He was born in Hiteman, Iowa to Oscar and Goldie (Bacon) Lundstrom on November 10, 1935.

Phil graduated from Albia High School, class of 1953. He enlisted with the United States Air Force in 1954. He served in the Korean Conflict and also served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Lincoln AFB in Nebraska, Laon AFB in France, Vandenberg AFB in California, Norton AFB in California, and then Langley AFB in Virginia where he was superintendent of the precision photographic equipment systems maintenance section at Tactical Air Command Headquarters.

He married Sheila Barnes on August 18, 1955 at the Lovilia United Methodist Church in Lovilia, and they were blessed with three children, Gail Marie, Gary Raymond, and James Philip. He retired as a SMSgt after twenty years of distinguished service. Only two percent percent of the total listed force held this rank. He then worked at 3M in Knoxville as a warehouse supervisor, retiring in 1993.

He was a member of the Lovilia United Methodist Church, serving on various committees throughout the years. He was an avid golfer, obtaining four hole in one’s throughout his life. He enjoyed playing golf tournaments with friends, and winning several along the way.

Survivors include his wife Sheila of Lovilia; children, Gail M. Lundstrom of Iowa City, Gary R. Lundstrom of Sedalia, James P. Lundstrom of Wright City, MO, one grandson, James H.P. Hobart, Alicia and Lexi all of Solon, Iowa. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Goldie; two brothers, Vernon and Merle Lundstrom; sister, Lois Jamieson.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia with Rev. Raymond Doser officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Lovilia with military rites conducted by the American Legion of Albia, Melrose and Lovilia. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, opening to the public at 1:00 p.m., and Phil’s family will be present to greet friends from 4-7 p.m. at Sinnott Funeral Home in Albia. Memorials may be directed to Lovilia United Methodist Church, Welcome Home Soldier, or Edmundson Golf Course.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday May 14, 2019 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday May 14, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sinnott Funeral Home - Albia
    2030 Hwy 5
    Albia, IA 52531
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  • Service

    Wednesday May 15, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday May 15, 2019 10:30am
    Sinnott Funeral Home - Albia
    2030 Hwy 5
    Albia, IA 52531
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Lovilia, IA 50150


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Nancy Allison

Posted at 06:06pm
Gail, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jon Whitlatch

Posted at 12:31pm
I had the privilege of working for Phil in the warehouse at 3M. He was the supervisor of a bunch of young and "slightly" wreckless fork truck operators. We respected Phil for his leadership and much needed patience. RIP boss.

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Posted at 05:13pm
Our deepest sympathy, may Phil forever Rest In Peace, love Joe, Sharon, Tiffany and Derek
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Linda, John and family, Suzanne, Susan and Ricky

Posted at 12:43pm
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
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Jenni Carpenter

Posted at 05:25pm
Dear Lundstrom Family, My deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Gentle blessings through your grief.
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