BLOOMINGTON — John H. “Jack” Lundy, 81, Bloomington, died at 8:27 a.m. Sunday (May 15, 2011) in Normal.
His memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Knight Wells officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Passages Hospice of Bloomington or the Jack and Joyce Lundy Scholarship in care of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington.
Jack was born to Neilus and Hazel Lundy in Rockford, on Dec. 5, 1929. He was raised in Morris, and graduated from Morris Community High School in 1947. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Morris and continued his career in men’s retailing.
On Nov. 12, 1955, he married Joyce J. Mansfield in Morris. Joyce died on Nov. 13, 2008.
Surviving are daughter, Leslie Jill Lundy (Bill Tiberend), Champaign, and daughter, Melissa Joy (Jim) Cremer, and their children and grandchildren, Anne and Brendan Ball and Grace, Jackson, Andrew and Ellie Ball, Oswego; CJ and Rachael Cremer and Logan and Reagan Cremer; Kara and Adam Stojentin; Lily and Ada Stojentin; and Jill and Derek Abernathy, all of Bloomington.
He also leaves brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and MaryAnn Mansfield, Morris; Glen Edward and Clara Kirk, Byron; Alana and Terry Studebaker, Oakley; and Dana and John Nabor, Healdsburg, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
His wife and parents preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, DeLoris and Bill Pierce; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Patricia Lundy; two nephews, Dennis Pierce and Craig Mansfield; and his two miniature schnauzers, Gunnar and Max.
Jack and Joyce relocated to Normal in 1963 after being transferred by the Al Baskin Co. Jack opened the first branch Al Baskin store. He later had his own men’s clothing store and tailor shop, Jack Lundy’s. He served a term as president of the Downtown Bloomington Business Council and president of That Other Club (TOC).
Jack enjoyed golf, socializing with his and Joyce’s many friends, Wednesday lunch TOC meetings and Friday lunch with his buddies at Schooners. He was a great guy!