Elmer Lundstrom-teacher and traveler

Elmer Lundstrom passed away on July 19 after a brief illness.       
Mr. Lundstrom was born on Aug. 10, 1923 in Cosmos, Minn. to Leonard and Minnie (Flemming) Lundstrom. He graduated from high school in Grove City in 1941.
Mr. Lundstrom moved to Seattle in 1942 and joined the Army Air Corp in 1943. While in cadet training at Washington State University, he met Georgia (Pat) Merrill. They were married on Oct. 21, 1944.
After the end of World War II, Mr. Lundstrom enrolled in Western Washington University where he graduated with a teaching certificate in 1951. After teaching in Blaine, Wash. for two years, the family moved to Seattle (Queen Anne Hill) where he taught at Madison, Eckstein and McClure junior high schools.
Mr. Lundstrom remained in the Air Force Reserve, reaching the rank of major. He was very active in Boy Scouts and at the Queen Anne Lutheran Church.
The entire family did extensive traveling throughout the country each summer. He was an avid fisherman, wood worker and always had a craft project under way.
Mr. Lundstrom retired from teaching in 1980. When his wife, Pat, retired in 1984, they made their remodeled cabin on Camano Island their home. Despite his fondness of their home on Camano, the traveling continued in their motor home with near annual trips to Minnesota.
Mrs. Lundstrom passed away in 2000. Mr. Lundstrom is survived by his three sons: Tom and his wife, Julie; Jim and his wife, Pennie; and Dave. He has three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at Camano Lutheran Church. Remembrances may be made to the Georgia Lundstrom Scholarship Fund at Camano Lutheran Church.[[In-content Ad]]