Raymond Lee Lundberg passed away unexpectedly in early December 2018.
Ray was born to Philip and Betty Lundberg on March 14, 1951. He was the second of three children. Ray grew up in Maywood, IL, attending Lincoln Elementary School and Proviso East High School. He furthered his education at Southern Illinois University. After leaving SIU, he joined the Chicago Carpenters Union, Local 54, and attended their apprenticeship program. He worked for the union until the early 1990’s when he made a career switch to driving 18 wheelers for CRST, Crete Carriers, and lastly JB Hunt. While at JB Hunt, Ray achieved one million miles with no accident.
Ray left Maywood in 1982 after his parents retired to the family’s farm and lived on his own before he became a truck driver. As his parents aged and needed assistance, Ray moved to the farm to aid in their care.
Ray had a passion for cooking and delighted his family with wonderful dinners and his signature cheesecake. He loved his family and the family’s many pets. Ray will be deeply missed.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.
Ray is survived by his sister Janice (Kevin) Callahan, sister-in-law Linda Lundberg, nephew Josh (Kari) Lundberg, niece Sara (James) Cobb, niece Amanda (James) Valdez, and great nieces and nephew - Berit and Beck Lundberg, Paige Cobb, and Lillian and Rose Valdez.
A memorial service celebrating Ray’s life will be held on March 16, 2019, at 11am at the Ransom United Methodist Church in Ransom, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in to Pet Project, 2676 E 2575th Rd, Marseilles, IL 61341.
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