Obituary Record

Walter R. Lund
Died on 4/1/2007


Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Omaha

Published in Pilot Tribune on 2 April 2007


Walter R. Lund, 91, of Blair, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Patirkc's Catholic Church in Fremont. Military services will be conducted by the Fremont Honor Guard of VFW Post No. 854 and American Legion Post No. 20 immediately following the services at the church. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thesday, April 2, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont, with a scripture service and rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Walter R. Lund was born March 14, 1916, in Alexandria, Minn., to Gustaf and Sigrid (Peterson) Lund. He grew up at Garfield, Minn., and moved to Alexandria, Minn., in 1929.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 24, 1942, until Jan. 7, 1946, and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. After his discharge from the service, he lived in Salina, Kan., unbtil 1953, when he moved to Fremont. He drove trucks for Gambles Warehouse from 1946 to 1989. He moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1989, and in 2004, he moved to Blair.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fremont, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus; former member of VFW Post No. 854, and American Legion Post No. 20, both of Fremont, and an American Legion Post in Arizona; member of the Teamsters Union; and former member of the Izaak Walton League in Fremont.

On June 30, 1943, he married Martha M. Wheaton at Fort Story, Va. His wife survives him, as do two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Linda Lund of Blair and Robert and Wini Wu Lund of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Michael Sibilia of Omaha; eight gtrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Norman Dokken of Prescott, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Agnes Lund; brother, Clifford Lund; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Adeline and Wally Swantz and Myrtle Dokken.

Memorials are suggested to the Crowell Memorial Home in Blair and the Alzheimer's Association.

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 4/2/2007