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Andrew Lundberg, 93, of Traverse City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Tendercare-Birchwood in Traverse City. Andy was born on Monday, Jan. 12, 1925 to the late Andrew and IdaMae (Lake) Lundberg in Traverse City.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Dec. 13, 1942 and served our country until he retired from the Navy in 1970, having served 28 years. While in the service Andy served in World War II, in the Dominican Republic, the Congo, Vietnam and the Bay of Pigs.
Following his retirement he worked for the Department of Natural Resources and OSHA until he permanently retired.
Andy married the former Joyce Madeline Groleau on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. They celebrated their 70th anniversary this past September.
A member of VFW Cherryland Post 2780 since 1946, Andy served as the Commander in 1993 and 1994 and also was a member and in charge of the Military Honor Guard. He was a life member of the American Legion, the DAV, Retired Enlisted Association, Fleet Reserve Association #358 and was a Hancock Association member since 1980.
In his leisure time Andy enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at his property on Drummond Island.
Andy is survived by his wife, Joyce; children, Janet Rottler, of Fountain, Mary (John) Quillan, of San Leandro, California, Kevin "Mika" (Melissa) Lundberg, of Traverse City, Barbara Lundberg, of Interlochen, Andrew (Leslie) Lundberg, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Catherine (Brian) Variano, of Lansing; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving is his sister, Dorothy Lardie, of Traverse City.
Andy was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Patricia Allen; and a grandson, Ricky Melvig.
Military rites honoring Andy's life and service to our country will take place in the spring with the time and date to be announced. His cremated remains will be interred at Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.
Memorial contributions in Andy's name may be directed to the Military Honor Guard, c/o VFW Cherryland Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Andy with his family by visiting his online tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for and served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 28, 2018
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