Enfred Jon LundbergWarrior of the LordOn Sunday, November 20, 2011, Heaven granted our father's deepest wish to be reunited with his beloved wife of 53 years, Jane, whom he missed beyond words since her passing last year. We rejoice in the knowledge that they are together again.Fred was born a tiny preemie on July 10, 1930, but he became a physical and spiritual giant who dedicated his life to serving the Lord. He was raised during the great depression by his beloved mother Frances, who showered him and his sister Shirlee with tremendous love, many adventures, and strict discipline. He honorably served an LDS mission to Uruguay, after which the Army drafted him to serve in the Korean War. Fred earned his Bachelor's degree from BYU, and his Master's and PhD in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. His professional career included positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Cincinnati and the University of California, owning a small business and concluded with many years in Information Systems with the LDS Church. He was organized and meticulous in every aspect of his life and was proud of the "army" of kids he raised with his wifehe bragged about them often. He taught his children the value of hard work, and that every task should be completed masterfully. He was an incredible fix-it man, car maintenance buff, and always had some sort of project going for which he needed the "perfect tool." He had a wicked sweet tooth, a keen wit, and loved a great suit and a good pair of shoes.Although he was primarily raised without a father figure, he intuitively knew how to create the ultimate adventure land for his kids...we even had a full-size baseball diamond in the backyard! His hobbies included labeling EVERYTHING with Dymo tape, sharing life experiences, extensive reading, great movies, and having late night visits with his children. He was a man of incredible wisdom and practicality. He served in many positions in the LDS Church including Bishop and counselor in four stake presidencies. Many people knew him to be stern and forthright, but underneath he was a kind and loving man fiercely devoted to God and family. He taught not just through word, but by action. We particularly treasured the past year of caring for him and the many precious one-on-one moments we shared, especially the last week of his life. We will miss you Dad!Fred is survived by his children, Jennifer Williams (Wade) Michael (Julie), Keith, Merilee Hunt (Lorin), Linda Hertz (Chad), Gaylen Grant (Angela), David (Tonya), Marshall (Noelle), 29 Grandchildren, and 6.5 Great Grandchildren. His wife Jane Lucille Pack Lundberg, mother Frances Jacobs Wall, father Endfred Jon Lundberg Sr., step-father Don Wall, and sister Shirlee Baker preceded him in death. Viewing Friday, November 25, from 6-8pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State St. Murray, UT, and at the church from 11-11:45am the day of services. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, November 26, at Cottonwood Heights 3rd Ward, 6890 S. 2228 E. Cottonwood Heights, UT. Interment Memorial Estates Mountain View Cemetery. Online condolences at www.jenkins-soffe.com.
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