Richard M. Lundeen, M.D. of Honor, MI died Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home on Platte Lake with his family by his side. There will be no immediate service but a celebration of his life will take place this summer. He was born in Creston, Iowa on October 20, 1926, the son of Malvin and Lorraine Lundeen. He lived in Des Moines and Ottumwa, IA, where he graduated from High School in 1945. He went to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and received his BA degree in 1949. In 1954, he graduated from The University of Iowa Medical School. Richard moved to Flint, MI in 1955 to do his internship at Hurley Hospital and his Family Practice Residency at McLaren Hospital. He maintained a successful private Family Practice in Flint, MI for 37 years (1956-1993), and retired to his home on Platte Lake in Honor, MI in 1993.
Richard belonged to many professional organizations and was involved in many professional activities including: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Practice, Member Genesee County Medical Society, Member Michigan State Medical Society, Member American Medical Association, Westwood Heights Board of Education (1961-1964), Carman High School Board of Education (1969-1973).
One of Richard’s greatest loves was being involved in Sports Medicine at the High School level. He was the team Doctor at Hamady High School from 1961-1964. He then moved on to Ainsworth High School in 1966. When Carman High School opened 1967, he became the team Doctor and could be seen roaming the sidelines every Friday night until 1983. He was inducted into the Carman-Ainsworth Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002 for his outstanding service to the Athletes of Ainsworth and Carman High Schools. He also received the Bruin Club of Genesee County Sports Medicine Award in 1983.
Richard married the love of his life, Marilyn Provan, in 1955. They have four children; Gregg (Donna) Lundeen of Indianapolis, IN; Janis (Jeff) DeVree of Grandville, MI; Scott (Sandra) Lundeen of Annandale, NJ; and Bruce (Jennifer) Lundeen of Flint, MI. They also have 10 wonderful grandchildren; Kelly (Justin) Dahlem, Haley, and Jessica Lundeen; Jennifer and Jon DeVree; Graham, Chad, and Kyle Lundeen; Matthew and Emily Lundeen. He loved spending time with all of his children and grandchildren at his home on Platte Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malvin and Lorraine, his brother Jack, and sister in law Mary. He is also survived by brothers, Dave and Jim, and sisters in law, Shirley and Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Malvin and Lorraine Lundeen Family Scholarship Fund or The Lundeen Fund for Biological Sciences at Augustana College. Donations for both funds can be made at www.augustana.edu/give-online or mailed to: Development Office, Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island, IL, 61201.
The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home, in Beulah, is in charge of arrangements.