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Obituary: Dr. Daniel M. Lundblad

Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 2:13 PM EST
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In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day, Dr. Daniel M. Lundblad, exited his earthly life.  Having been raised in a military family, this seemed appropriate.  He was born September 5, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri, the eldest son of Louise Winifred and Col. Clarence James Lundblad. His brothers, Richard Lundblad of Englewood, FL and David Lundblad of Luray, VA survive.

A military family, the Lundblads ultimately settled in the Philadelphia, PA area where Dan received his education. After graduating from Haverford High School in 1951, he attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his A.B. Degree. During this time he was active in the U.S. Army Reserve under the direction of his father.  In 1955, he entered Active Service with the 29th Infantry at Fort Benning, GA. Following his military service, he entered Graduate School at Penn and became an instructor in Biology.  Medical School followed at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, where he earned his M.D. Degree in 1963.   His Post Graduate training included an Internship at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby, PA and Pathology Residency at St. Louis City Hospital, St. Louis, MO. He became Board Certified in Anatomical and Clinical Pathology in 1970. His final career move brought him to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, WV where he practiced 25 years until his retirement in 1997.

In 1960, he married Jane Alice House of Rio, Illinois, who survives, along with his four children: Karen Wendel (Bruce), Eric Lundblad (Eve O’Reiley), Jeffrey Lundblad and Christof Lundblad and eight grandchildren: Lauren Wendel, Eileen and Christine Lundblad, Brianna and Daniel Lundblad, and Abbigale, Ethan and Ivy Rose Lundblad.  A lifelong student himself, he always challenged & encouraged the best from each of us.  Be it a medical question or mechanical, nothing escaped his extensive research.  His love and support will be missed by all.

Dan had a love for the automobile which has taken this family on many adventures.  He belonged to many organizations that foster excellence in both performance and design.  He was a member of Central Ohio Chapter of the Mercedes Benz Club of America, Blennerhassett Corvette Association, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Widetrackers.  Classic cars – Packards, Rolls-Royces and Mercedes Benzes – as well as more modern 'Vettes, Pontiacs & supercharged trucks – all found homes in his garage. Of greater importance than the cars were the people with whom he became acquainted and grew to know and love.  He was also a loyal supporter of the West Virginia Garden Club!

A Memorial Service will be held at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg on Saturday, November 21st.  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 with the Service beginning at 4:00 pm.  Masks will be required and social distancing observed.  Please honor Dan by being extremely careful during these trying times.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Sisters Health Foundation, P.O. Box 4440, Parkersburg, WV 26104 or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

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