Carl D. Lundgren, age 77, of McHenry, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at JourneyCare-Barrington. He was born September 25, 1940 in Oak Park, IL to Carl and Luella (Nichols) Lundgren. On September 23, 1961, he married Barbara L. Picket.
Carl graduated from Crown Point High School in Indiana in 1958, and received a full scholarship for playing baseball to Northwestern University in Evanston. As a sophomore he was named First Team All Big Ten. In 1960, Carl signed a professional baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox and enjoyed 7 years in the minor league, eventually making it to AAA, playing the position of right field, first base, and pitcher.
Carl was a valued manager at Storey’s Men Wear in Waukegan, Lakehurst, and Vernon Hills. He was also in sales for Atlas Movers, North Shore Movers, and National movers. Carl was a loving dad, doting grandfather, great brother, who will be missed by many.
Carl is survived by two sons, Christian and Erik; two daughters, Julie and Heather; three grandchildren, Joey, Jack, and Luc; two brothers, William (Linda) Lundgren, Hank Handman; and his sister, Dianna Lundgren.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
The cremation rite was accorded privately. Services were private for Carl’s family.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials in Carl’s name to Make A Wish Foundation, P.O.Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. For information please call, 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for Carl’s family.