Obituary of Carl Lundberg
Carl Alexander Lundberg passed away at Riverside Health Complex, Turtleford, Saskatchewan, February 8, 2022 at the age of 85 years.
Carl is survived by: his loving wife, Louise; his children, Cindy (Murray Jelinski) and their children, Michelle (Mike Smela), Joanne (Pat Russell) and Nicole (Royce Sihlis): Leonard (Deanna) and their children, Kenton (Maddie) and Kennedy: Crystal (Kevin Senger) and their children, Macaully (Chalaine) and Kendell (Evan Herzog): Loralee (Bob Knowlton) and their children, Kyle Thom (Sabrina) and Colton Thom (Sydney); and great grandchildren, Audrey and Sam Smela, Ayla and Zoey Russell, Nixon and Rowyn Sihlis, Ryder, Kase and Daxton Lundberg, Vance and Elena Senger; sister, Jean Chambers; his in-laws, Ron (Fay) Baldwin, Claudette Sandecki, Russ (Lorraine) Baldwin, Bob (Lois) Baldwin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carl is predeceased by: his parents, Carl and Eva (McDonald) Lundberg; brothers-in-law, Barney Chambers and Gene Sandecki.
A Private Family Interment will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM (CST). The Interment Service will be recorded and posted on McCaw Funeral Service website under Carl's obituary the following day. A Public Come & Go Tea will be held at 12:00 PM (CST) at the Hope Hall, Mervin, Saskatchewan.
Donations in memory of Carl may be made to Riverside Handivan.
Carl's memorial card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below.
Carl Alexander Lundberg was born in Turtleford, Sask. on April 15, 1936. He as welcomed into the world by his parents Carl Ferdinand and Eva Alexandria (McDonald) Lundberg, and elder sister Jean Helen (m. Chambers). They lived and farmed southwest of Turtleford where Carl learned a respect and appreciation for nature, along with the value of hard work.
In his younger days, Carl attended the West Hazel School which was a two and a half mile walk from the family farm. His daily commute improved considerably when Peggy, a pony, arrived in the barn. As a student, Carl took the opportunity to earn his own pocket money by hauling drinking water to the schoolhouse. As a result, he was proud to purchase his first bicycle, the first of many single seater, open air machines to come. In the spring of his Grade 10 year, when his father’s health failed, Carl left school to help with seeding.
During the 1950’s, while helping run the farm, Carl worked summers for the Sask Wheat Pool, cleaning out the year end inventories in local grain elevators. He attended Youth Training School in North Battleford, judged grain plots for 4-H Clubs and read extensively about farming and animal husbandry.
By the late 1950’s Carl had purchased land and in 1960 started moving the farm to its present site, one mile from the West Hazel School.
On July 7, 1962, Carl married Louise Baldwin of Vawn, Sask. Together, they grew grain and managed a herd of purebred Aberdeen Angus cattle. Their family soon grew to include Cindy (1963), Leonard (1964), Crystal (1965), and Loralee (1968).
During these busy years Carl continued to be an active member of the community. He volunteered with local 4-H Clubs, the Turtleford Agricultural Society, the Lions Club, the Turtleford Co-op Board and the Turtleford Credit Union Board.
As his family grew, Carl kept busy with various interests. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, learning about history, attending auction sales, fixing machinery, and creating in the shop.
Carl and Louise also took time to travel extensively. Over the years they covered most of Canada and a good portion of the States, as well as various European destinations. But whether it was a trip to the top of the Swiss Alps or a day at a Kramer auction sale, the highlight for Carl was the people he crossed paths with along the way. With a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, he was always up for a visit. He may have been quiet but his keen eye, dry humor and quick wit allowed others the chance to laugh.
One of Carl’s most striking features were his hands. They were large, scarred and experienced. When he rubbed them together, it was like sandpaper. There was very few things those hands could not fix. Some time, some effort and those calloused hands demonstrated what could be achieved. Carl did not rust out, he wore out.
Carl passed on February 8, 2022, at the age of 85.
Carl Lundberg is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise, four children and their spouses, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, sister Jean and numerous relatives and friends.