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GALESBURG – Donald C. “Don” Lundburg, 85, of Galesburg, formerly of Oneida, died at 10:09 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oneida Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Oneida American Legion. Memorials may be directed to the Gordon Behrents Senior Center in Galesburg which enabled Don to remain at home as long as possible due to their dedication, compassion and support.
He was born June 22, 1932 in Cambridge, the son of Clair and Rena (Stephens) Lundburg. He married Guynith L. Hodges on December 30, 1955 in Cambridge and she preceded him in death on September 18, 2017. Survivors include his children, Dustin Lundburg and Jackie Lundburg, both of Galesburg and Karen (Tom) Kelly of Galva, two grandchildren, Seth Kelly and his fiancée, Donel Samuel of Boston, MA and Sierra Kelly and her husband, Frank White of Chicago, two brothers, Dean (Joyce) Lundburg of Orion, IL and Gary (Susan) Lundburg of Goodyear, AZ, a sister-in-law, Judy Lundburg of San Clemente, CA and his beloved dog, Candy. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gene Lundburg.
Don attended ROVA High School and prior to serving in the U.S. Army had drove a truck for the Oneida Lumber Yard. This experience got him a place in the motor pool during the Korean War. Upon his discharge from the military he drove trucks for Don Berg and Bell Trucking and had also operated the Oneida Gas Station.
In 1965 he became an over the road truck driver for Warren Transportation and was a proud recipient of the 25-year accident free award. Don and Guynith owned and operated the Oneida Laundromat and Oneida Small Engine Service for many years. Don co-chaired the Oneida Homecoming Committee along with Tom Green in the 1980’s. Following retirement, he enjoyed camping and joined the Great River Ramblers and was a member of the American Legion-Oneida Post for 64 years.