Sigfred E. Lundgren, 82, of Belgrade died Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Paynesville Area Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Crow River Lutheran Church near Belgrade. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade and for one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Service will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/BigGroveAndCrowRiverLutheranChurches
Sigfred Erling Lundgren was born on June 9, 1939, on the Thorson family farm in Colfax Township, the son of Hjalmar and Cora (Thorson) Lundgren. He attended country grade school in District # 10 in Colfax Township and Belgrade High School, graduating in 1957. He continued his education at the Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis. On October 7, 1959, Sig was united in marriage to Ardyce Fernelius at Lebanon Lutheran Church. They moved to the home farm in 1965 where he was a dairy farmer and later worked for PPI. He retired and moved back into Belgrade in 2010.
Sig was a lifelong member of Crow River Lutheran Church where he served on the cemetery board and church council. He also served on the Co-op board for 8 years and Colfax Township Board for 33 years.
Sig is survived by his wife, Ardyce of 62 years; children, Ann Marie Lundgren, Cheryl (Theron) Shorter and Darren (Shelli) Lundgren; five grandchildren, Josh (Renee`) Fornelli, Krista (Alex) Lautenschlager, Alyssa (Josh) Tjosaas, Zac (Coya) Shorter and Brennan Shorter; great-grandchildren, Lexi, Paul, Sig and Nikolai; and sister, Rachel (Dennis) Bendickson. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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