John Morris Lunde, 63, of Fergus Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at his home under the care of his family and Lakeland Hospice.
John was born on July 11, 1946 to Morris and Hildagard Ann (Foertsch) Lunde in Fergus Falls. John was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. He graduated from the Fergus Falls High School and continued his education at FFCC.
John was united in marriage to Carol Johnson in 1967. John united in marriage to Georgia Blomer in 1985. John was a lifelong Fergus Falls resident. He owned and operated Lunde's Café and was a long-time caterer in food service. Throughout the years John worked at various places including Ringdahl Ambulance Service, as a realtor, and he worked many years for various auctioneers. Most recently John ran the cafe at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls.
John was a member of Jaycees, was active in Scouting, and was recently named an Honorary Kiwanian. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially spear fishing on Star Lake. He also enjoyed gardening and was a true woodsman who loved all things outdoors.
Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls and resuming for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. The service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Barrett, Minn. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls was in charge of arrangements (www.glendenilson.com). Memorials preferred to Otter Tail County Humane Society or Lakeland Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia; four sons, Joel (Angi) of Allen, Texas, Eric of Moorhead, Matthew (Carrie) of Wadena, and Mark (Nicole) of Baxter; seven grandchildren, Nickolas Fronning, Austin Peters, Carson Peters, Alex Lunde, Mark Lunde Jr., Evan Lunde, and Julia Lunde; three sisters, Joann (Lee) Holzer of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, Arlene (Jim) Worner of Fergus Falls, and Connie (Ron) Neuman of Rochester, Minn.; one brother, Jim (Sue) Lunde of Janesville, Calif.; mother-in-law, Alice Blomer of Hoffman, Minn.; brothers-in-law, Michael Blomer of Hoffman, Minn., and John (Jean) Blomer of Kensington, Minn.; sisters-in-law Linda (Myron) Quaal of Verndale, Shirley (Bruce) Wicklund of Kensington, Minn., and Sandi (Jeff) Lee of Barrett, Minn.; and his special kitty, Elvis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Hildagard; and father-in-law, John Blomer.