Zelda M. Lundberg, 84, of Newton, died Monday, July 27, 2020, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center. The family will greet friends with a meal from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 (or in Zelda’s words stop by as long as the porch light is on) at the Izaak Walton League. Because of COVID and in the interest of public health a private family memorial service and burial will be held. The service will be shown live at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 on the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory Facebook page. Memorials in Zelda’s name to be used to benefit veterans (checks made payable to Al Lundberg) may be left at the Ikes or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Zelda, the daughter of Hugh and Mamie Lee (Hutchcraft) Bishop, was born Nov. 13, 1935, in Simmons, Mo. During her elementary school years, her family moved to Newton, where she would live the rest of her life. Zelda was united in marriage with Elden “PeeWee” Lundberg, June 21, 1952, in Omaha, Neb. Through the years Zelda had worked at the Vernon Company, as a cake decorator at area grocery stores and later at Farm and Home, where she would retire. Zelda was always a hard worker and stressed to her family to work hard in all that they do. She enjoyed camping, quilting and visiting with family and friends. When her grandchildren were involved she was never too far away if something wild and crazy was about to happen. Her family also loved the tradition she started of giving everyone a $2 bill for Christmas. Zelda also had a passion for supporting and helping veteran’s organizations.
Zelda is survived by her children, Al Lundberg (Julie Bak) of Newton, Paul Lundberg of Newton, Nora (Craig) DeRonde of Otley and Pam (Mike) DeBruyn of Newton; daughter-in-law, Cheryl (Dana) Dulohery; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; her brother, Roger Bishop of Wichita, Kan.; and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1988; her son, Bob Lundberg; siblings, Wanda Wohlwend, Coy Bishop, Cecil Bishop, Danny Bishop, Grover Bishop and Lucy Conley; and half-brother, Bill Dykes.