Salute to a
— Gene A. Lundstrom, 86, of Auburn died Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at
Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Gene was born May 10, 1928, in South Bend, the son of Andrew and Ruth
attended Riley High School, South Bend, and graduated from the ACME
Technology, South Bend.
a U.S.Army veteran
serving in Germany for two years and then after his
honorable discharge, he joined the 38th Infantry Division of the
National Guard for three years.
a tool and die designer and drafter, working at Auburn Gear.
a member of the Hoosier War Birds and Mishawaka Pilots Club.
include a niece, Kristine Gordon Shaffer of Niles, Michigan; a nephew,
(Ann) Lundstrom of Winfield, Illinois; a great-nephew, Jason Michael
Holly Putman) Gordon of South Bend; two great-nieces, Kristi (Ron)
Pickens of Dowagiac, Michigan, and Laura Lynn Lundstrom of Winfield,
two great-great-nieces, Blanca Helena Pickens and Kaylee Elizabeth
great-great-nephew, Conner Ray Pickens; three cousins, Cathryn Dean of
City, Colorado, Julie Dean and Mark Dewart; his neighbors and buddy,
Erin Shamblin and their son Hunter; and friends, Tom Days, Lydia and
Watson, Larry Stone, Phyllis Warner and Don and Jane Slane.
preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Ruth Lundstrom; brothers
sisters-in-law, Delmar H. and Clara Lundstrom and Richard D. and Helen
may be made to Saint Mark's Lutheran Church, or the Hoosier Air Museum,
he was a dedicated volunteer.