Donald R. Lundstrum

May 31, 1935-October 12, 2017

Donald Ray Lundstrum

Donald R. Lundstrum died October 12, 2017 at 82 years of age, born May 31, 1935.  He passed in the comfort of his home.

He was survived by a daughter, Dawna Phillips and her husband, Robert Phillips; two grandchildren, Shelby Phillips and Kyle Phillips; three great grandchildren, Coleton, Bailey, Kyley Rotert; Bobbie Rose and many nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy Lundstrum and Laura Mansel Lundstrum; sisters, Betty Cox, Mary Barwick and Dorothy Grumbles; brothers, Bill, Jack, Bob and Rudy Lundstrum.

Donald was a cabinet maker for over 35 years and a teacher for 10 years.  He served in the peace time Army for 2 years.  He was a graduate of Joplin High School, Class of 1953, a graduate of Joplin Jr. College and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Pittsburg State University.  His greatest love in life were his daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family wants to give a special thank you to the V.A. and Integrity.  Also, the caregivers that helped out, Sandra Spencer, Sharon Potter and Janet Baines.

A committal of ashes will take place Wednesday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Missouri.

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