Paul Sundburg

Resided in Cornell, MI
Died November 9, 2008

Paul Andrew Sundberg, age 20, of Cornell and former Rapid River area resident, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Marquette General Hospital following an auto accident that occurred on Saturday on County Road 426 in Delta County.
Paul was born August 23, 1988 in Escanaba the son of Bruce and Lori (Nelson) Sundberg. Paul was raised in Cornell and in later years Rapid River. Paul attended Rapid River Public Schools where he participated in football, basketball, track and cross country. Paul graduated in 2007. While attending Rapid River, Paul received his Automotive Technology Degree from the I.S.D., he also was nominated for the Student of the Year Award by the I.S.D.

Following graduation, Paul was a mechanic for St. Jacques Transportation Services, and he was currently working for his grandparents, Marvin Nelson Forest Products, where he was a heavy equipment operator.

Paul was an excellent worker, a wonderful brother, and a very enjoyable person to be around. His hobbies included four wheeling, snowmobiling and working.

Survivors include:

Father: Bruce (Dawn) Sundberg of Ensign

Mother: Lori (Charles) Clark of Cornell

3 brothers: Nick Sundberg of Rapid River; Ryan Sundberg of Rapid River; Kyle Sundberg of Cornell

1 sister: Jen Sundberg of Cornell

Paternal grandparents: Lloyd (Rose) Sundberg of Gladstone

Maternal grandparents: Marvin and Donna Nelson of Cornell

Maternal great grandparents: Gilbert and Lorraine VanDrese of Wells, MI

Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

Paul was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Betty Sundberg in 1987.


2 Tributes for “Paul Sundburg

    Paul you were the best brother a guy could ask for. I will cherish our memories of maintenance. and all our brotherly moments. I can only hope that heaven is everything that you would wish for and that the good Lord is taking good care of you. Paul I hope you can enjoy it up there. Your my brother and I love you with all my heart brother.
    Ryan Sundberg
    Rapid River, MI

    I love you very much and I miss you so much.You will always be in my heart, you made me very proud. Why this happened to you we will never know. You will always be in my thoughts. Love you Paul. Your mom (Dawn)

    Dawn Sundberg
    Rapid River, MI

    Dear Paul, Your spirit will live on in us. You are & were a great nephew with a loving heart and great personality. We miss you alot! Love, Aunt Sue & Uncle Mike

    Michael Piller
    Mason, OH

    I miss you bro, you were one of the best

    Jen Sundberg
    Cornell, MI

    I attended Manistique High School and knew Paul through friends at Rapid River High School. He was a very polite and kind gentleman. I would like to say that I am very sorry for your loss. Paul was a great person!

    Melissa MacLean
    Marquette, MI


    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Debbie Broeders-Erkert
    Glendale, AZ

    We are so sorry for your loss. Paul was an outstanding young man. Your family is in our prayers. God Bless you.

    Sherry and Rick Nutt
    K.I. Sawyer, MI

    Uncle Bruce, Aunt Dawn, Nick, Ryan, Jen and Kyle,

    Words cannot express enough how sorry I am for your loss. I pray for all of you everyday, I especially feel for Nick, Ryan, Jen and Kyle b/c I, unfortunately, have walked in your shoes. Please feel free to contact me if you need anything or just someone to talk to- there can be some comfort in talking to someone who has had to walk this impossible path. I hope that I have not overstepped any boundaries in my message. I love you all and I am always here to help 330-573-2076.

    Kirstin Whitely
    Chester, VA

    Pauly was my aid during his senior year in high school. What a great young man! He always had a smile on his face and never had anything bad to say about anyone. We shared some great stories and jokes during our time together. I have no words to say to describe this tragedy but I will say this. I will miss him like I would my own son. I am very fortunate to have known such a great young man and will treasure our friendship, no matter how short, forever! Love ya buddy, Mr. Beaver

    Kevin Beaver
    Gladstone, MI

    Bruce, Dawn, and Family

    At a time like this, words can’t even express the sympathy we feel for the loss in your family. May you find some comfort in knowing that others care and share in your sorrow.

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Arnie and Kim Dahlgren
    Rapid River, MI

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in this hard time. My name is Ashley, I knew Paul from the ISD, he was a great guy you should be proud. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ashley Britton
    Escanaba, MI

    Bruce and all your family. The whole Wilson family would like you to know how sorry we are about the passing of your son Paul. Kerry came to tell my parents on Sunday and you could see his heart was broken. We hope you can find some consolation in the days to come from a situation that seems so unfair. Our thoughts are with you.

    Lynn (WILSON) Deneau and all the Dan Wilson Family
    Gladstone, MI

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of your family. Paul always had a smile on his face and was wonderful young man to be proud of. Your loss is deeply felt by all of us. May God bless

    The Parrotta’s
    Rapid River, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with yous.

    Pat & Paula Porath
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Bruce, Dawn & Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. The death of a child is never easy. I pray that the good Lord will hold you in his arms during this period of greaving. I will be leaving for Chicago in the morning so will be unable to attend the funeral but please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great person and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Ralph & Karen Lundquist

    Ralph & Karen Lundquist
    Rapid River, MI

    May Memories Soothe Your Spirit. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ruleau & Family
    Cornell, MI

    There are many to choose from.. but the times that stick out the most are Paul coming over to my house and just hanging out, and going out muddin.. I’m gonna miss you Paul!

    Sarah Johnson
    Rapid River, MI

    Bruce, I am so very sorry to hear about Paul. I can’t imagine the loss you and your family are feeling right now. I just wanted to tell you my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know.

    Pat Springer
    Swartz Creek, MI

    Paul was a close friend to my family and worked for my brother. I knew Paul only through them but he made such a positive impression on me whenever he was around. I would always think and comment what a respectful and likeable young man he is. I cannot put into words how sad, shocked and how sorry I am for the Sundberg family and their loved ones. I wish them strength and send my deepest condolences.

    Jim Johnson and Family
    Rapid River, MI

    The Sundberg family has our deepest sympathy at the untimely loss of Paul. This tragic news opens the flood gates for us as we have experienced in our family unexpected loss too. We know how your hearts are breaking. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Pete and Cindy (Safford) Brock

    Cindy Brock
    Rapid River, MI

    Bruce, our thoughts go out to you and your family. We will be thinkig of you in the days to come. You were blessed to have such a good son. Our prayers are with you.

    Jeff, Maureen, Samantha, Courtney and Jeffery Zar
    Rapid River, MI

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

    Neil & Susan VanDrese
    Cornell, MI

    Paul always had a smile on his face.

    Bark River, MI

    Bruce, Sending my deepest sympathy to you, your dad and family on the loss of your son.
    I will have you in my prayers. God Bless

    Carol Majestic
    Escanaba, MI

    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s untimly death. Lori and Bruce I can’t imagine how you feel. Know that iam thinking of you and pray that you will lean on God for strength at this time.

    Judy Maschino
    Gladstone, MI

    Paul was a great person. Alot of fun and enjoyed the things he did. Fairwell and best wishes to the family!

    Beth Gustafson/Ammel
    Rapid River, MI

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this very difficult time…May you find peace in the days to come.

    Craig & Dodie Micheau & Family
    Rapid River, MI

    Our deepest sympathy to the Sundberg family, along with greatest sympathies to Krista and their unborn baby. Paul will forever be baby Carter’s guardian angel…we will forever miss Paul!

    Brad and Sara Trombley
    Gladstone, MI

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