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Leona B. Lund — Cherry Grove

SPRING VALLEY — The funeral for Leona B. Lund will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ostrander, with the Rev. Nancy Solomonson officiating. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, rural Ostrander.

Mrs. Lund, 83, of rural Cherry Grove, died Monday (April 9, 2007) at her home.

Leona Bernice Olsen was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Nymore, rural Bemidji, Minn. She grew up in the Nymore area, moved to Spring Valley as a teenager and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1943. She worked in Minneapolis at OB McClintock until her marriage to Milton Lund on Dec. 5, 1944, in Ostrander. The couple made their home in the Cherry Grove area, where she was a homemaker. A member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was active in the Women of Trinity Service Group. She was a 50-year member of the Ostrander American Legion Auxiliary, Spring Valley VFW Auxiliary and Etna Girls Club, and she enjoyed flowers, reading, needlework and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Richard (Diane) of Atascadero, Calif., Roger (Sandie) of Rockland, Wis., Ron (Cindy) of Chatfield and Lenard of Spring Valley; a daughter, Beverly (Jim) Mathison of Racine; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Harold "Smokey" (Donna) Olsen and Robert (Carolyn) Olsen, both of Oregon, and Lenard "Ole" Olsen of Elgin. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; a sister; and two brothers.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church, and an hour before the service Friday at the church.

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Thauwald Funeral Home of Spring Valley is in charge of arrangements.

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