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Roland “Ron” Sundberg

March 11, 1936 — August 17, 2023

Aurora Colorado

Roland “Ron” Henry Sundberg
March 11th,1936 - August 17th,2023

With a vast amount of emotion, the Sundberg family is announcing the transition to heaven of our
beloved patriarch, Roland Henry Sundberg, an adorned 87-year-old Father, Grandpa, Businessman, and friend who peacefully passed on August 17th, 2023. Ron cemented his likeness across the city of Aurora, and more so, utilizing uncountable friendships, his triumphant and flourishing business of 33 years, his affable and nurturing personality, donations throughout the community, faith, and steadfast integrity.

Roland Henry Sundberg was born on March 11th, 1936, in the sunflower state of Kansas, in the small Swedish town of Lindsborg where he resided for the first 23 years of his life. A loving Mother, Annette Peterson Sundberg, raised him alongside his father, Henry Sundberg, who unfortunately passed while Roland was four. Ron, the younger brother of two lovely older sisters, Thelma Lobaugh and Joan Laymen, quickly learned to live a family-oriented life. In his early years, Ron partook in several sports, which he quickly excelled in, including Tennis, Basketball, and Football. It not only led him to love and play sports but to watch them as well.


Roland Henry Sundberg attended Lindsborg High School, graduating with his diploma in 1954 and
promptly leading to his transition to Bethany College, which also resided in his hometown. Over the next four years, Ron engaged in extracurricular activities, highlighted in Basketball and Football, where he prospered, breaking records that stood over the years. Ron took on the grueling subject of math study throughout his first four years of college. He proudly secured his first degree, a bachelor's in science. As many know, Roland was known for going above and beyond. He refused to stop at his Bachelor, moving on to Kansas State University from 1959-1960. He extended his savvy for math, spending the next year of his life working towards and earning his Master of Science. After 24 years of residing in Kansas, Ron took a giant leap, moving to Los Angeles, California, igniting his working career, and spending the next three years of his life as an aerospace Engineer! 1963-1993, Ron not only shifted his career focus but his residence as well.

Moving to Denver, Colorado, Ron aligned his attendance to sales in Control Data Corp
as a computer salesman, quickly surpassing countless commission goals for the next 30 years. In August 1990, Roland and a few other business partners decided to kick off a high-risk investment, opening what is now known as Legends of Aurora Sports Grill. This audacious act, though unbeknownst at the time, would become a successful business in Aurora, which is still blossoming 33 years later.

Roland represented the epitome of a family-first man. In his two marriages, Ron created three beautiful children. David, Stephanie, and Steve Sundberg. Alongside his three outstanding kids, he also had two grandchildren, Livia, and Luke Sundberg, and those who knew Ron know the immense pride he wore when mentioning his Grandkids. In addition to Roland's role as a father/grandpa, Roland devoted time as a brother, uncle, and cousin. He was also deeply connected and associated with two other families, the Lobaughs and the Layman’s, which created a web of cherished relationships. Ron had nine nieces and nephews, Mark, Steve, Tom, Mary, Timmy Lobaugh & Jeff, Greg, Mike, and Steve Layman. Who are all credited to his beautiful sisters and matriarchs, Joan Layman and Thelma Lobaugh. You could bet on Roland attending any family gathering, showcasing his devotion to being a family man.

Roland's life was a vibrant tapestry woven with passions, values, and connections that left an enduring mark on all fortunate to know him. A true enthusiast, he found solace and exhilaration on the slopes, embracing his love for skiing as a shared family adventure. An avid skier, Roland's spirit knew no age limits as he carved through the snow until the remarkable age of 83, instilling in us the tenacity to chase our passions throughout life. His love for our four-legged friends was boundless, as evidenced by the numerous canine companions who became cherished members of the family. Each wagging tail was a testament to the warmth and compassion Roland brought to every corner of his life. A beacon of support for his grandchildren, Roland's heart swelled with pride as he watched Livia's graceful cheerleading performances on the NCAA Division 1 stage. His spirit also raced alongside Luke as he conquered track and cross-country competitions, a proud witness to their dedication and achievements.

A cornerstone of faith, Roland stood firm in his Lutheran beliefs and embraced the principles of
Christianity. His commitment to these values guided his actions and interactions, radiating a light that touched those around him.

As we bid farewell to Roland, his legacy of unwavering passion, enduring values, and boundless love remains etched in our hearts, inspiring us to live fully, embrace family, and hold fast to our beliefs.

The family wishes to extend invitation for a Celebration of Life service on Thursday, August 24,2023 commencing at 10:00am.

If you wish to attend, there will be a public visitation commencing at 9:30am.

Concluding the Celebration of Life there will be a formal procession to Legends of Aurora Sports & Grill as the family wishes to receive you in fellowship.

In lieu of Flowers, the family would like people to direct their donations to the Denver Dumb Friends League to help homeless pets.  Roland has adopted pets from there at times, and we believe this will bring a smile on his face as he watches from heaven!

Home - Dumb Friends League (ddfl.org)

 

 

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Thursday, August 24, 2023

9:30 - 10:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, August 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - Southeast Denver/Aurora

11150 E Dartmouth Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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Reception

Thursday, August 24, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Legends of Aurora Sports Grill

13690 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

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