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David Phillip Lundberg


September 26, 2018

HURLEY, Wis. - On Sept. 23, 2018, at 6:02 a.m., David Phillip Lundberg, 82, passed away, having lived life to its fullest. The joy he found in working hard was done.

David was born in the sand counties of Wisconsin on Sept. 24, 1935, and he grew up on a farm near Saratoga. He left the farm for college in 1953. Over the next decade, he completed courses at Northwest College in Minneapolis and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe, and finished a bachelor's degree in history in January 1962 at the Wisconsin State College-Stevens Point, where he met and married his wife, Evelyn Lundberg, on Dec. 23, 1960.

In the fall in 1962, David and Evelyn drove across the country to Pasadena, Calif., where David completed a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1965.

David and Evelyn moved to northern Wisconsin in 1965 and began running Whitecap Mountains in 1966. They both lived at Whitecap until their deaths. David and Evelyn have had an outreach to ski clubs, high schools and church groups throughout their business careers. They loved the 600 acres on which they lived for over 50 years. "We found joy and made the place beautiful," David remembered in his final days.

Evelyn died June 21, 2018.

David and Evelyn have three children, Timothy David, Todd Carl (Linda Pfister) and Gretchen Jeanne (Richard Carroll.) He is survived by three sisters, Priscilla, Lenore and Jeannie, as well as his sister-in-law, Lillian, who faithfully visited him in his last months.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Chuck, Jim and John. A sister and brother, Marjorie Lee and Jerry, died in childhood.

A service to remember Evelyn and David's life will be held next spring at the cemetery in Saratoga where they will be laid to rest with their family and near to Jim and John.

A special thank you is extended to Whitecap Mountains, where David lived near his gardens as he battled cancer, and to the Villa Maria Nursing Home, where David received tender loving care from the staff in his last three months of life, and to his granddaughter, Sarah. and her husband. Ben, who cared for Evelyn and David throughout their final years.


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