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J. David (Dave) Lundberg

J. David (Dave) Lundberg, (he was nicknamed “Lunchbox” because he was
always eating!} age 84, passed away peacefully June 8, 2018, at his
residence at Kensington Place in Columbus, Ohio. He was born May 25,
1934 to Gertrude and Alfred Lundberg in Dayton, Ohio. He learned the
value of hard work as a little boy selling empty pop bottles, then caddying at
a neighborhood golf course as a teenager, and working as a sewer cleaner
before going off to college. He graduated from Ohio University with a
degree in Education, and achieved an advanced degree in School
Administration. An outstanding athlete, he was honored to receive the
“Athlete of the Year” award in 1956-57. He was president of Beta Theta Pi,
a member of ODK, and a senior class officer. He married Jacqueline Kay
Turner on November 30, 1957, and they raised three sons, Jack, Marc, and
Trent. He worked as a teacher and football coach at several high schools in
Ohio before going into estate planning and life insurance sales. He was a
member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the Top of The Table, and
received numerous awards as one of the top salesmen in the country as an
independent agent. He became a fan of bicycle racing when his youngest
son started racing, and he organized and promoted the Athens Criterium, and
the “A to Z” road race, which attracted bicyclists from all over the world,
including World Champion and Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond. He
was an astute and successful businessman, a wonderful provider for his
family, and a leader in his community. He is survived by Jackie, his wife of
56 years, sons Jack (Eve), Marc (Dianne), Trent (Melodee), grandchildren
Jakob and Lily, and brother Carl (Mildred). Dave’s family wants to express
their heartfelt thank yous to the caring staff at Kensington Place, and the
kind, compassionate nurses from National Church Residences Hospice, and
to Eric, Dave’s wonderful aide the last two weeks of his life.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Sunday, June 17, at Central
College Presbyterian Chapel, 975 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville. A reception
will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the
Alzheimer’s Foundation, or the athletic department at Ohio University in
Athens, Ohio.  Please visit to leave the family an online condolence.

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  • Jim Fuller says:

    Jacque, Marc, Trent and Jack –

    I was saddened today to learn of David’s passing. That man taught me so much about life, love and so much more. Because of David, I was part of a great adventure. Me as Sancho and he as Quixote. Battling the windmills and the Great Enchanter, all in friendship, devotion and the promotion of the great sport of cycling.

    Yes, we had our moments of lunacy and in retrospect brilliance. The memories of all the folks we met, all the friends we made and the blessing of being included as part of your family will always be cherished.

    No doubt, David is setting up his office today. Making sure all the pencils are sharpened and figuring out a way to sell life insurance to those living in eternity. There will be no peace in Heaven until the first (and the last) policy is sold and God will undoubtedly be his first prospect. Because as David always told me, “there is no one with endurance like the man who sells insurance”. Kathleen and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday. God grant you all peace and joy during this time of loss. Jim

  • Charlie Collins says:

    Hi Jackie, you probably do not remember me, but I knew Dave during his American General days(late sixties through the seventies) My father in law was Lee Adams and Charlie Hague was our Regional Director. I also knew Bill Whaley quite well.

    Dave was an awesome individual…giving, full of energy, and very inspiring. I learned a lot about the business from him. We also had many great times together at several of the AG conventions.

    My sympathies to you and your family. His passing has brought back so many fond memories of those days.

    Charlie Collins

  • Jack Cashman says:

    Although we have not seen Dave in years, he is remembered as one of the most warm people we have ever met. His personality was a main factor in his great success in sales. Our hearts go out to the entire family, especially Jackie and Jack, who we remember fondly. We’re sorry we cannot be there for this memorial service as we have a Father’s Day party already scheduled from 1-4 on Sunday.

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