March 4, 2024

Grant County Herald

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Ralph E. Lundberg

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Ralph E. Lundberg, 94 of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Evansville, MN, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Mt. Olivet Careview Nursing Home in Minneapolis, MN.

A memorial gathering will be held Friday, July 21, 2023, from 5-7 p.m., at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville and continues one hour prior to the service.

Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2023, at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Evansville. Everyone is invited to join family for a luncheon following the ceremony at the family lake home, 17700 Cty RD 1 NW, Evansville, MN 56326. Interment at Christina Lake Lutheran Cemetery, Evansville, MN at a later date. Military Honors at 3 p.m., at the Family Lake Home. 

Ralph Elmer was born on May 18, 1928, on Grandpa Lundberg’s farm in Otter Tail County to Alfred and Alice (Evavold) Lundberg. At the age of three, the family moved to farm on Lake Christina. Ralph attended Kron School and in 1943, he was confirmed at Christina Lake Lutheran Church. Ralph worked for area farmers until he entered the Army in 1951. While in the Army he was a Combat Medic on the Frontline, where he received a Medical Badge. Ralph was honorably discharged from the Army in 1952, but stayed in the Reserves for five years. 

Ralph was employed by Orrin Thompson Homes Construction from 1952 -1968. In 1960, he married Marlene Larson in St. Paul. In 1961, their son, Dorlen arrived. In 1968, he started working at Thermo King which he retired from in 1988.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Marlene; son, Dorlen; his friend, Cindy; god son, Todd Larson; nephew, Jerry Westman; special cousin, Mike Evavold along with numerous relatives and friends. God Bless the Memory of Ralph Lundberg.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alice Lundberg; sister, Laurize; brothers-in-law, Lynn Westman and Skip Ruof; niece, Cheryl Smith; mother- and father-in-law, Reuben and Margie Larson; brothers-in-law, Harvey and Wayne Larson and sister-in-law, Betty Larson.

Funeral arrangements are with the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Battle Lake for Ralph Lundberg.

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