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John R. Sundvall

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

MOUNT MORRIS – John Roy Sundvall, 93, of Mount Morris, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home in Mount Morris. He was employed by Kable Printing Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1984. 

John was born April 6, 1919, in Seligman, Mo., the son of Gust A. and Anna W. (Wallin) Sundvall. He joined the military in November 1941. He was a forward observation radio operator with the 45th Thunderbird Division of the 7th Army in Eastern France and Germany, participating in the liberation of Dachau. He also served in South Carolina and Italy. He married Emma K. Haas on June 4, 1955, in Warren. John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris.

Survivors include his son, Eric Sundvall of Oregon; daughters, Karen (Ron) Larson of Mount Morris and Joan Sundvall of Rockford; and two granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and his half brother, Clarence Newman.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt St., Mount Morris. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, with the Rev. Marilyn Hanson officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Memorials have been established to the Mount Morris Public Library Fund and Pinecrest Community Good Samaritan Fund.

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