Lundbeck, Michael William |

Lundbeck, Michael William

Courtesy photo/Sierra SunMichael William Lundbeck

Long-time skier and gold-panner Mike Lundbeck passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2008, in Sacramento at the age of 53.

Mike was born in Paso Robles, Calif., moved to Santa Cruz 50 years ago, and leaves many lifelong friends here. He served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserves.

For more than 35 years Mike worked in the construction trade as a mason. When masonry was not the priority of the day, Mike loved to pan for gold in the Sierra, go skiing and surfing. His family will forever cherish many memories of Mike and his dog, just enjoying each other’s company.

Mike is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matt Lundbeck of Santa Cruz, Mark and Ciel Lundbeck and their daughter, Athena Lundbeck, all of Truckee; his daughter, Roxy Lundbeck and her mother, Denise Jacobsen, both of Santa Cruz. He also leaves his mother, Helen Lundbeck of Aptos; a brother, Matt Lundbeck of Sacramento; four sisters, Lynn Zarubin and Lori Belden of Truckee, Leigh Ward of Grass Valley, and Lisa Hayter of Loomis. Mike is also survived by his former spouse and mother of his sons, Mary Sutton of Truckee, and a host of loving friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence William Lundbeck.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 7600 Soquel Drive in Aptos. A party in Mike’s honor will be planned at a later date in Soda Springs.

A trust account has been established for his daughter’s care and education at Bank of America (Aptos Branch No. 1109/Account # 11095-03018).

A private cremation and committal is under the direction of Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.

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