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Everett Theodore Lunde — Austin

AUSTIN — Everett Theodore Lunde, age 98 of Austin, died Friday, June 19, 2009, at Austin Medical Center.

He was born May 8, 1911, in Austin, to Albert and Anne (Viste) Lunde. Everett graduated from Austin High School and began working for the George A. Hormel Co. in Austin. He was married to Dorothy M. Matthews on May 15, 1937, at the Matthews family home in Austin. Everett worked for the Hormel Co. for 47 years, ending his career as the Property Accountant at the time of his retirement in 1975. For 16 years the Lundes wintered in Arizona.

He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Austin, Fidelity Lodge 39 AF & AM, Austin Chapter 14 RAM, St. Bernard’s Commandry, the Osman Shrine Temple, and the Osman Temple Oriental Band, and had been a past patron of the O.E.S. He was also a member of the Austin Elks Club, BPOE 414 for over 60 years.

Among his hobbies, Everett enjoyed coin collecting, woodworking, and photography and cameras.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy in 2002; brothers, Oscar and Kenny; sister, Frances; and an infant sister.

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Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at the Christ Episcopal Church with Father Ben Scott and the Reverend Lynn Adwell officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

Everett is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Barbara Lunde of Montevideo, Minn., and James and Gwen Lunde of Minneapolis; granddaughters, Virginia and Kenny Mayne of Ipswich, Mass., Ann Margo Lunde of Montevideo, Sarah and Brian Larson of Hugo, Minn., and Rachel and Kelly Merta of Seattle; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews.

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