Dr. Hugh Lundman, M.D., 82 Battlefield, passed away in his home on February 16, 2023.
Hugh married Janie L. Herrin at the Newman Center in Columbia on November 2, 1967. They were blessed with their daughter Hilary in 1971. Armed with the knowledge and skills of a surgeon, Hugh then enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Major at U.S. Kirk Army Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, from 1972-1974. Upon completion of his service to his country, he dearly loved, Hugh and his family moved to Springfield and began his General Surgery Practice, where they were again blessed in 1974 with the birth of their son, Hugh John II.
During his long medical career, Hugh served as Chief of Surgery at St. John’s Hospital (now Mercy), Chief of Surgery at Cox Hospital, President of the Medical Staff at St. John’s, and on the Executive Committees at both hospitals. He was also a member of the first Board of Directors of Springfield Mercy Clinic. Memberships in professional organizations included the Greene County Medical Society, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Missouri State Medical Society, and Past President of the Southwest Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Medically speaking, even more important to him was the vast amount of time he spent as a volunteer physician at the Kitchen Medical Clinic. After retirement, he served as Medical Director of the Mercy Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Hugh is survived by his wife Janie, daughter Hilary Mertens (husband Marty) of Brookline, MO; son John (fiancée Jennifer Silverberg) of Springfield; special grandsons Cade and Elias Mertens of Brookline; and countless granddogs and grandcats (seriously countless. No one is sure how many. Also surviving are sisters- and brothers-in-law Ann and Daryl Hartley, Union, MO, and Lea and Dennis Marienfeld, Columbia, MO, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Hugh and his family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Haven of the Ozarks Animal Sanctuary, 9617 Farm Road 2190, Washburn, MO, 65772.
A visitation for Hugh will be held Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-8:00pm, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, with a short celebration of life at 7:00pm.
Graveside services with full military honors will be Thursday, February 23, 11:00am at Missouri Veterans Cemetery.