Robert W. Sundeen

  • Born: July 31, 1926
  • Died: October 5, 2016
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cate & Johnson Funeral Home

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert W. “Bob” Sundeen, 90, of Manchester, NH, died on October 5, 2016, at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center in Manchester, NH, after a period of declining health.

He was born in Manchester, NH on July 31, 1926, the son of Walter and Marie (Chellmondin) Sundeen. Bob was a graduate of Cushing Academy, North Park Junior College, and Babson College.

During World War II he served with the 78th Infantry Division in the Central European Campaign. He later served with the 517th Quarter Master Car Company, 1st Army Headquarters, at Fort Bragg, N.C. as a supply sergeant until he received his honorable discharge in July 1946. In June, 2014, Bob was grateful for the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight trip to Washington, DC.

Bob was owner and operator of the Sundeen Lumber Company. Over the years he was active in many professional, civic and faith organizations, including the investment of his time, treasure and talents in the building of Bethany Covenant Church.

Bob was a member of the Washington Lodge 61 F and AM in Manchester, a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish Rites Bodies of Nashua, and the Bektash Temple Shrine of Concord, NH.

Bob leaves a son, Randall T. Sundeen of California, sister-in-law, Jean Meyer, of New York, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Joan T. Sundeen in 2009, a sister, Elizabeth Rasanen, and his parents.

Bob was deeply touched by the outpouring of support from his Bethany Covenant Church family. Sincere appreciation is also extended to the staff at Villa Crest for their compassion and care while Bob was there.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, Bedford, NH, 03110, Saturday, October 22 at 1 P.M. Burial will be private. Cards of condolence may be sent c/o Jay Gagne, 1 Trent Rd,, Hooksett, NH 03106. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bethany Covenant for the benefit of the piano, organ and Chancel Choir.

Cate & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is assisting with arrangements.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Kerin Elizabeth

Posted by Kerin Bostock - Rutland, VT - family   October 12, 2017


I love you Bob. I'll make sure Randy is OK.

Posted by JP Reinmuth - Portsmouth, RI   October 23, 2016

To the Sundeen Family,

Ed and I extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bob.  We have known the Sundeen Family since we started going to Bethany Church when it was located at the corner of Orange and Pine Streets in Manchester, NH, many years ago shortly after services were conducted in English instead of Swedish.  Ed is now in the Odd Fellows Home in Concord with Dementia and a family situation as just come up that I will not be able to attend the services this afternoon at Bethany for Bob.  RIP Bob.  Lots of good memories.


Marion (Gustafson) & Ed Russell

Posted by Marion G. Russell    October 21, 2016

Sad to hear about his passing.
'Mr. Sundeen' employed myself and several other neighborhood teenagers for significant yard work at his home long ago. Set high expectations and rewarded fairly. Trusted us with his vehicles and equipment. Gave me my first full time job at his lumber yard. A great man and mentor.
Thank you Mr. Sundeen.
My condolences to Randy.

Posted by Steve Buck    October 17, 2016

My father sold Bob clothes and I called on Sundeen Lumber for years. Bob was a friend and a real nice guy. My condolences
to Randy. Fly high Bob!!!!

Posted by Brian Chadwick - Candia, NH   October 16, 2016

I worked for Bob for years and he was a Great boss and True friend. I'll miss him. My prayers are with you Randall. God Bless

Posted by Steve Potter - Manchester NH   October 14, 2016

My boss my friend , he was a good man ,, it was a honor knowing you

Posted by richard wayne - Manchester, NH   October 14, 2016

My thoughts and prayers to the family. I Worked for Bob for several years and he was a fine man.

Posted by Hugh Austin - Largo, FL   October 14, 2016