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Submitted Photo Robert "Swede" Lundgren, left, shown in this 1970s photo with former employee and current owner of Center Sports Harlan Handevidt, was an outstanding businessman in Worthington for many years, and a tireless community volunteer and promoter of local sports.

Outstanding businessman, sports booster 'Swede' Lundgren dies at 90

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WORTHINGTON -- He may have been Worthington's foremost supporter of local athletics. He was undoubtedly an outstanding businessman and a tireless volunteer in his community.


Robert "Swede" Lundgren died Saturday at Crossroads Care Center in Worthington at the age of 90. He left behind a legacy that, according to his countless friends, might be difficult to fit into a book.

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Doug Wolter
Doug Wolter is the Daily Globe sports editor. He served as sports reporter, then sports editor, news editor and finally managing editor at the Daily Globe for 22 years before leaving for seven years to work as night news editor at the Mankato Free Press in Mankato. Doug now lives in Worthington with his wife, Sandy. They have three children and six grandchildren. Doug, retired after a lengthy career in fast-pitch softball, enjoys reading, strumming his acoustic guitar and hanging around his grandchildren. He self-publishes short stories in his spare time. One of his stories, "The Genuine One," is being distributed by a national publisher.
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