Robert H. "Bob" Lundvall, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at his home in Libby from natural causes.
He was born in Livingston on April 5, 1937, the son of Charles M. and Olive Groombridge Lundvall. He grew up and attended school in Clyde Park graduating from Clyde Park High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force out of high school and served four years as an airborne radio operator. He then attended college in Havre. While in college and after, he worked as a machinist for Great Northern Railroad in their shop. He had been driving over-the-road trucks for the last 40 years with the last six years driving for Wal-Mart.
He married Joyce on Aug. 17, 1996, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, HO Trains, having coffee at Beck's with the church gang, playing with his grandchildren, watching NASCAR racing, and reading western and military history novels. He was a member of the Libby Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife Joyce of Libby; five children, Gail Baker and husband Chan of Helena, Mark Lauer and wife Tracy of Libby, Steve Lauer and wife Tammy of Libby, Greg Lauer and wife Kim of Pembrooke Pines, Fla., and Kerrie Schikora and husband Dale of Libby; a brother, Randy Lundvall and wife Carrel of Libby; Rita Thompson and husband George of Missoula; a sister, Marge Kremper of Miles City; and 18 grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday at the Libby Christian Church. The Nelson & Vial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.