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John "Swede" Eric Lundstrom

April 8, 1929 - June 11, 2018

Friday, June 15
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Ankeny Evangelical Free Church
118 N.W. Linden Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-3870

Friday, June 15
12:00 PM

Ankeny Evangelical Free Church
118 N.W. Linden Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 964-3870

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John “Swede” Eric Lundstrom was born April 8, 1929 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of
Katherine Lundstrom Jacobsen. He passed away June 11, 2018 at the age of 89, due to congestive heart failure.

A visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. to noon, Friday, June 15, 2018 at Ankeny Free Church (118 N.W. Linden St). A funeral service will begin at noon.

John was life-long Ankeny Native, graduating in 1947 and proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was passionate about sharing his faith and spending time with family and friends. John didn’t know a stranger. Throughout the years, John’s civic leadership was instrumental in growing the Ankeny community. He started Lundstrom Realty in 1961 and was a realtor for 56 years. He was a dedicated community servant; serving on the School Board, City Council, Polk County Aviation Board, Rotary Club and many other civic organizations. He rarely missed a Thursday night volunteering for over 20 years at the Polk County Jail Ministry.

John is survived by his children Lee (Cindy) Lundstrom, Karla Kasper, Bryan (Peggie) Lundstrom, of Ankeny, Eric (Beth) Lundstrom of Berwick, Linda (Chris) Cook of West Des Moines and Diane Green of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; Grandchildren, Katie, Mollie, Patrick (Savannah), Kevin, Jeremy (Shelly), Jeff (Jessica), Erica (Mike), Lainey (Billy), Adam (Ashley), Haley, Kamryn, Drew and Connor; Great grandchildren, Cadence, Hudson, Wade, Pierce, Quinn, Billy and Amelia; Step-children, Breanne Brennan of Jacksonville, Florida, Mark (Julie) Brennan, Missie Fenimore and Dawn (Nick) Erickson, of Ankeny; Step-grandchildren, Nick (Kelly), Nate (Deana), Amanda (Tanner) Quinn and Madelyn; Step-great grandchildren, Harrison, Reese, Brooks, Jay, Jonathan, and Brenna.

John’s father was unknown to him until late in his life. He is survived by a half-sister,
Margaret Martin.

He was preceded in death by his mother, son-in-law, Andy Kasper, and the father he did not have a chance to know.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Ankeny Gideons, P.O. Box 732, Ankeny, IA 50021, or the Ankeny Area Historical Society.

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