Sara A. Lundberg, 55, daughter of the Rev. Richard Lundberg, died unexpectedly last week, and the news spread quickly among Episcopalian parishioners in the Northwest Suburbs, because Father Lundberg has served many small mission parishes in the area as an interim or supply priest. Sara was often in attendance whereever her father happened to be serving, and thus she is “one of our own” in a number of different churches. She and her captivating spirit will be missed.
In the homily today, the new assistant rector at St Simon’s, M.E. Eccles, spoke of how Sara had had helped and supported her as a recent seminary graduate. Sara will continue to motivate, support, and encourage those she loved and cared for, in the memories of everyone she touched.
Born June 17, 1952, in DeKalb, Ill., she died Friday, July 27, 2007, at home. Sara was a graduate of Riverside Brookfield High School, Class of 1970, and a graduate of Wesleyan Nursing School. She had worked for the Cigna Insurance Company as a registered nurse. She was the mother of Kelly Anderson and Kara (Dennis) Saltzman; grandmother of Abigail Saltzman; daughter of the Rev. Richard and the late Patricia Lundberg; sister of Molly, Mark (Anya) and James (Pauline) Lundberg; and aunt of Andrew, Catherine, Julia, Christina and Laura Lundberg and Richard Noble. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 910 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20006 or St. Simon Episcopal Church.
We will remember the Lundberg family in our prayers.