|Karl Sundberg, 84|
|Written by TRF Times|
Grygla - Karl Sundberg, 84, died on Thursday, September 16, 2004 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 20 at Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla, with Rev. Robert Dahlen and Rev. Mary Ronning Gilthvedt officiating Honorary casket bearers included all of Karl’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Karl M. Sundberg was born on March 18, 1920 in Spruce Grove Township, Beltrami County, the son of Eric Lars and Angeline (Anderson) Sundberg. He attended Spruce Grove School and graduated from Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls.
Karl entered the United States Navy on August 8, 1942 and served aboard the USS Salt Lake City as Seaman Second Class until being honorably discharged on November 10, 1945. He worked at Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, Calif., before entering the military service. He also farmed with his father and brothers, and enjoyed logging and running his sawmill.
Karl was united in marriage to Mabel (Levang) McLean on November 25, 1967. He worked 20 years at the Grygla Co-op Store as the Hardware Manager. Karl was known for being able to find just the right part for everyone.
Karl liked to play horseshoes, he enjoyed playing his accordion with his brothers, gardening at his log cabin, hunting deer and traveling to his ship reunions to visit his Navy buddies.
He was a member of the Grygla City Council, MarBel Homes Board of Directors, Lions Club and a lifetime member of the VFW.
Karl is survived by his wife, Mabel of Grygla; five step-children: Darlene (Wallace) Anderson of Goodridge, Sandy (Danny) Bragg of Lakeville, Bette (Glenn) Sundberg of Grand Forks, N.D., Joy (Ellis) Austin of East Grand Forks, and Julie (Steve) Sparby of Grygla; 16 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; five sisters-in-law: Maxine Sundberg, Esther Sundberg, Christine Hart, Pearl Danielson and Violet Reynolds; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters: Roland Sundberg, Robert Sundberg, Clayton Sundberg, Evelyn Wogenson, Lonia Wold, Lydia Phillips and Florence Sundberg; and step-son, Gerald McLean. A00003B2004SP22