Greg Lundgren, 46 of
Columbus, sustained a fatal injury on Thurs., Jan. 29, 2004, while
skiing in Utah and left this earth on Sat, January 31, 2004, at 3:00
Greg touched many lives and there was a celebration of his life on
Wed., February 4, 2004 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus at 6:00
p.m. Visitation at Henneke Funeral Home from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on
Wed, Feb. 4. Funeral services and burial was held in Elgin, his
hometown, on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church and burial in Elgin City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were David Lundgren, Randy Lundgren, Gary Lundgren,
Brian Lundgren, Harlan Neidit, Robert Taylor, Tom Gerik, and Randy
Greg is survived by his wife Sandy, 3 children Jay, Jeff, and Ginny,
of Columbus; sister Nancy Hoyt of Waco; brothers Stan Lundgren of
California, Brad and Mark Lundgren, and parents E.O. (Sammie) and
Shirley Lundgren, all of Elgin. Other survivors include numerous
relatives and treasured friends.
He was born in Elgin, Tx, on October 31, 1957. He graduated from
Elgin High School in 1976 where he participated in numerous sporting
activities. He attended Southwest Texas State University where he
was member of the soccer team and graduated in May 1981.
Upon graduation from SWTSU, Greg accepted a teaching/coaching
position in Columbus where he has remained for twenty-three years.
During the twenty-three years that Greg taught at CISD, he touched
lives of many students with his unique teaching style. Over the
has taught social studies, health and P.E., and often proclaimed
³Teacher of the Year.²
His coaching duties included football, basketball, track, tennis,
golf. Greg has been quoted in saying about his coaching position, ³I
have a job that when I walk out on the football field on Friday
night and hear the ³National Anthem² being played, I realize how
lucky I am after twenty-three years to be able to do what I do.²
Gregıs many activities included fishing, golfing, running, skiing
numerous pranks played on friends and colleagues.
Greg was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, the
Coastal Conservation Association, the Houston Area Runnersı Club and
the CCFPPA (Columbus Coaches and Friends Poker Players Association).
Gregıs passion for fishing took him on many trips to Port OıConnor
numerous friends, an annual fishing trip to Canada with his father
relatives and he was the organizer of the annual summer fishing
many different locations.
When not fishing, Greg could be found on a golf course somewhere,
his true passion took him across the United States where he
participated in numerous running events.
One of his most treasured running accomplishments was qualifying and
finishing the Boston Marathon in April 2003 where family and friends
cheered him on.
He was a veteran Houston Marathon runner and recently completed his
eleventh marathon to again qualify him for Boston. Another great
accomplishment was completing the Big Sur Marathon twice
His passion for running inspired and touched the lives of many
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions
the Greg Lundgren Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Greg died doing what he enjoyed the most, living life to its
Posted by Joy Neely