Donald R. Lundell M.S. ’68 was born in Benjamin, Utah, and moved with his parents to Thatcher, Arizona, at the age of 2, where he was raised with his five siblings. Growing up, Don participated in Four-H Club and football. He served an LDS church mission at the age of 19 to the Minnesota/Canada mission, where he met his future wife, Gail, and her family. The two were married on June 1, 1963, in the Mesa, Arizona, temple and raised six children in San Jose and Gilroy areas, where they lived for over 22 years. They then moved to Longmont, Colorado, San Diego, California, and then back to Northern California, before finally settling in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro area. Don got his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona and his master’s in electrical engineering from SCU. He worked in the computer hardware and software industries, starting at IBM and moving on to become VP and later president of several high-tech companies. Eventually he started his own company, Knozall Systems, and moved the family to Arizona. Next to family and work, Don had great faith and served the Lord in many capacities—from missionary, bishop, stake president, and high councilman. Don and Gail both loved genealogy and family history and worked hard to complete work for their ancestors. Don is a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend and is greatly missed. Don and Gail opened their home and family and raised many “extra” children whom they love and call their own. Don died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2018, in Maricopa, Arizona, at the age of 77. He joined his eternal companion of 54 years after only seven weeks apart. He is survived by his children, Russell Lundell (LaRayne) of Gilbert, Arizona, John Lundell (Andrea) of Rockwall, Texas, Suzanne Kensington (Tommy) of Maricopa, Arizona, Victoria Brown (Michael) of Chandler, Arizona, David Lundell (Laura) of Chandler, Arizona, and Robert Lundell (Alecia) of Queen Creek, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gail Alyn Peters Lundell, father Russell T. Lundell, mother Leola Lundell, and brother Mark Lundell.

08 Nov 2018