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Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saturday November 6th, 2021
9:00am - 9:45am

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Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saturday November 6th, 2021
10:00am

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Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saturday November 6th, 2021
11:30am

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Kirk Lundell

Dr. Robert Kirk Lundell, DDS, a resident of Rowlett, Texas and formerly of Thatcher, entered into eternal life Sunday afternoon, October 24, 2021, at his residence. Kirk was 76.

Kirk was born March 28, 1945, in Safford, to Russell T. and Leola (Tanner) Lundell and lived most of his life in the Gila Valley. Kirk attended Thatcher Schools and then Eastern Arizona College. He left for two years to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New York. Following his mission, Kirk continued his education attending the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1971, he returned to the Gila Valley where he met his bride Jessica Brown. Ever the comedian, he proposed to her on April Fool’s Day. They established a home in Thatcher, where they established a dental practice, raised a family and served together.

Kirk had his private pilot license. He flew everything from planes, model planes, kites, model rockets and even his 1953 Corvette. Kirk loved toys and fun and loved to use them to make memories with his children and grandchildren. Kirk loved people and service and took many opportunities to serve both in and out of his faith. Notably, he served for three years as a Bishop for a local congregation of college age students. He also traveled to Brazil to provide dental services to the people there. Following retirement, Kirk and Jessica served often in the temple and with local missionaries. His presence will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Robert is survived by: his loving wife of 48 ½ years: Jessica Lundell; sons: Stephen Lundell and wife Amber, Bryan Lundell and wife Emily, Troy Lundell; daughters: Nicole Lundell, Penny Lauritzen and husband Ammon; grandchildren: Bryce, Rhett, Jaycee, Brody, Alanna, Chloe, Kaylee, Spencer, Clarissa, Mason and Neil; sister: Patricia Call; brother: Dwight Lundell. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Don and Mark Lundell, and sister DeEtta Lundell.

Funeral services for Dr. Kirk Lundell will be conducted Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at the Thatcher Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Bishop Preston Alder of the Thatcher Seventh Ward. Concluding services will follow in the Thatcher Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday morning, November 6, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m., at the Thatcher Stake Center Relief Society Room of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

Kara McBride Nov 12 2021 3:46 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

Rock and Glenna Clonts Nov 6 2021 10:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

Sherri McCurdy Nov 4 2021 3:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

Willa Zimmermann Oct 30 2021 10:30 PM

Uncle Kirk was so much fun at reunions. He made time to talk and to play fun games with all the kids. Tutita was one of the songs I remember him leading so many times. He is an amazing example to his family and all those around him. His service and kindness was one of a kind. I will miss him. Love to his whole family during this time. You are in our prayers.

Brandi Mattice Peterson and Family Oct 30 2021 8:11 PM

I echo the sediments about Dr Lundell being a great Dentist, later when I joined the Navy I received many compliments from Navy Dentist's complimenting me on dental work that Dr Lundell had done on me.
So sad to hear of his passing, my condolences to the Lundell family.

Ray Anaya Oct 30 2021 12:05 PM

kirk's cessna flew 'humanitarian' missions all over the southwest
united states, california, az, new mexico ect,ect , he always got the
biggest kick out of nobody really knew who was behind it

k&j Oct 30 2021 12:02 PM

Kirk was very generous about using his personal cessna 182
for medical emergencys , 24/7 many times he donated the use
of his plane, no questions asked for people in distress, even paying for the fuel, maintenance, ect ect, this was way before "medevac" as we know it
today, around $30,000 for a flight to Tucson

kerry and john Oct 30 2021 11:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

kerry and john Oct 30 2021 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kirk Lundell

kerry and john Oct 30 2021 11:23 AM

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