Rev. Dr. Holger Oscar Lundin

  • Died: September 2, 2017
  • Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut

Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

136 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Tel. (860) 521-4400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Reverend Dr. Holger O. Lundin, of Wethersfield, died Saturday, September 02, 2017 at Hartford Hospital. He was the loving husband of Judith Hallden Lundin, father of Karen Lundin and Jennifer Robinson, grandfather to 10 grandchildren, and son of the late Oscar and Astrid Lundin of Hartford. He also leaves behind a sister, Lillian West of Leland, North Carolina, 4 nieces and 4 nephews, and many cousins in Sweden.

Holger attended West Hartford schools and graduated from William Hall High School, Class of 1955. He graduated UConn in 1967; went onto Rutgers University, New Jersey, and received a Master's Degree; went on to the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia and continued his education for a Doctorate of Ministry at the San Francisco Seminary in California.

Pastor Lundin served as a pastor at three churches in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Connecticut. Even after his retirement, Holger continued to fill in for vacant churches in Connecticut.

Holger will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was generous and loved by his church family, family, neighbors, and community. Holger had a great love for sharing God's Word and helping people in need. He invested his life into the congregations he served through preaching and teaching adults, youths, and children. He regularly visited people during hospital stays and other times of need. For hobbies, Holger loved to do woodworking with friends, racquetball, swimming, golfing, and walking. He served as Secretary of the Swedish Relief Society and was always proud of his Swedish heritage. He was also active in the Wethersfield Computer Learning Center.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Road, Wethersfield, CT. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorial donations may be made to either St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Palliative Care at Hartford Hospital. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements. For directions and online condolences, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Judy, I always look forward to receiving Christmas greetings from you and Pastor. I was so sad to hear of his passing that it brought a tear to my eye. I always loved hearing him preach with his calm and caring ways. He baptized both of our children and that was so special to Rob and me.Rob enjoyed playing racquetball with him and Harold. Rob recounted one time when the 3 were playing and Rob accidentally hit the ball in the back of Pastor's knee with some significant force. Rob felt terrible and Pastor jumped. It left a mark. You probably heard all about that evening. I remember him so very fondly with church school, church picnics, and so many wonderful times. Thank you for including the obituary. We still have the cross with the crown of thorns, spear, bread and the white cloth that was given to the children at church school. Besides all of these things, Pastor was loved by many and the thought of him sitting and being able to talk with Jesus brings a smile to my face. Our sincerest sympathies to you, Jenny, Karen and their families. All our Love, Jill & Rob Patterson

Posted by Robert and Jill Patterson - Raleigh, NC - Friend   December 16, 2017

Dear Judy and Family,
We just heard about Holger's passing. We are very sorry for your loss. Mom really enjoyed a visit she had with you both in the last few years. God Bless you and your family, Joanne, Heidi, Kim and Karin and families.

Posted by A friend   October 27, 2017

Dear Family of Pator Lundin,
I just heard of Pastor lundin's passing.
He was a very gracious person and serve our family and the Zion Lutheran Community with sincerity and compassion.
When I visited Ct. I always looked forward to seeing and talking to him at Zion.
He will be truly missed but we have fond memories and appreciations of his services to our congregation.
Raymond Holmstom
Fort Mill SC

Posted by Raymond Holmstrom - Fort Mill, SC - Friend   September 10, 2017

Dear Judy and Family, My sincerest sympathy to you all. I'm sorry I was unable to attend Pastor's funeral. He will always be remembered fondly. Janet

Posted by A friend   September 08, 2017

Dear Judy....Holger and I shared ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Terryville, Connecticut at different times. He was a special pastor and friend
and a true servant of our Lord to the people of St. Paul.
I truly regret his passing....and am so glad to have been his friend, and
lso a pastor at St. Paul
Well done Holger. Love. Ralph

Posted by Rev. Ralph Walter Jr - Essex, MA - Friend   September 06, 2017

My deepest sympathies to the family. Not only did I consider the pastor my minister I also consider him my friend. I fondly remember Monday night racquetball, The fellowship And of laughs we all had. Unfortunately I just found out about timing of the funeral this morning and I am unable to attend. I'd like all of you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Harold Sturgeon - Terryville, CT - Friend   September 06, 2017


So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss him.

Posted by Rosalie Millard - bristol, CT - Friend   September 06, 2017


Judy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. I have many fond memories of him and his ministry at St. Paul. God Bless.

Posted by Nancy McMahon - Bristol, CT - Friend   September 05, 2017


Judy So sorry for your loss. Holger was a wonderful Pastor and friend! We are unable to attend funeral but our prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Jerry & Deb Fedorovich - Terryville, CT - Friend   September 05, 2017

Mrs. Lundin sorry on pastors passing. he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jamie (Sturgeon) Nadeau - CT   September 05, 2017


Posted by Delvina Fiducia - TEMECULA, CA   September 04, 2017

Judy - I am saddened to read about Holgar. Please know that you are in my prayers.Sally Hallden Huggins

Posted by Sally Huggins - Berlin, CT   September 04, 2017

Lundin family,
I am so very sorry to read of Pastor Lundin's passing. He was pastor at St. Paul's in Terryville. He married me, helped me through my divorce, helped bury my Daddy, visited and comforted my Mama, and helped bury my Mama. He was a good man and loved to walk with him on his evening strolls. He is surely walking with our Lord and savior up on the heavens.
Joanne Skoczylasaevuc

Posted by joanne skoczylas - terryville, CT - Family Friend   September 04, 2017

I so cherished Holder's friendship through the years. He was a wonderful and compassionate Pastor who truly embodied the Gospel in all he said and did. Denise and I will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May God in Christ Jesus embrace your family at this time. Pastor Frederick M. Raap

Posted by Frederick Raap - Berlin, CT - Friend   September 04, 2017

I will miss you Uncle Holger. I always looked up to you, and I especially loved hearing stories of you growing up. My wife and I remember fondly how you helped officiate our wedding and make it such a wonderful day.

May you forever rest in peace,

Posted by Anders Lyndrup - High Point, NC   September 03, 2017