Luella M. 'Lou' Lund — Rochester
Luella M. "Lou" Lund, 87, died peacefully at her home in Rochester on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.
She was born Luella Marie Ost on Feb. 16, 1929, in Faribault, Minn., to Joseph and Alma (Paro) Ost. She grew up on a nearby farm and graduated Bethlehem Academy in Faribault.
She moved to Rochester as a young woman and worked for several area businesses, including Mayo Clinic and Marigold Dairies. On Aug. 27, 1949, she married Clayton C. "Kaco" Lund at St. Francis Catholic Church. He survives.
Lou was a homemaker and founding member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. She was an active golfer for many years; some of the highlights include winning the 1983 Willow Creek Golf Championship title and later attaining a hole-in-one on Oct. 5, 1997. She also enjoyed fishing, contract bridge and was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. She loved "barefeet" and "babies."
In addition to her husband, survivors include six children, Susan (Dave "Jake") Jacobs of Rochester, Carol (Craig) Teal of Rancho Marietta, Calif., Todd (Devon) Lund of Rushford, Kristine "Tina" Goodspeed of La Crescent, Dane (Kristy) Lund and Peter Lund, both of Lake City; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by two sisters, Joan Mensing and Kandis Mensing, both of Faribault.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, Leo and sisters Delma and Alma (Tootsie).
A memorial Mass for Lou will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, officiated by Father Charlie Collins. Visitation will be one hour (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.
Macken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.