Funeral services for Arnold W. Lund, age 97, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Clarks Grove. Rev. Jamie Cameron will officiate. Interment will be at Clarks Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arnold died Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Thorne Crest Retirement Community.
Arnold W. Lund was born September 10, 1918 in Bath Township, the son of Hans and Grace (Hanson) Lund. He grew up in Bath Township, attending country school and Clarks Grove School. After school, he farmed with his family and worked as a hired man. On October 7, 1937, Arnold married Laura DeBolt. Together, they raised seven children and purchased their farm two miles west of Geneva in 1942. Arnold had a dairy herd and farmed 80 acres. He married Dorothy Christenson on November 30, 2001; they were later divorced. Arnold was a member all of his life at First Baptist Church of Clarks Grove. In his later years, he enjoyed camping and wintering in Bibleville, Texas.
Arnold is survived by his children, Pat (Wilbur) Draayer, Edith Earnest, Karen (Richard) Nelson, Loretta (Dwight) Schewe, Charles (Linda) Lund, Sue (Dean) Westrum, and Tom (Hiedi) Lund; grandchildren, Deb (Gary) Wilking, Michael (Sue) Draayer, Nancy Beam, Joe Earnest, Wayne Earnest, Cindy Earnest, Roger (Kathy) Nelson, Gary (Anne) Nelson, Jeff (Kim) Nelson, Lorie (Kent) Paulson, Dale Schewe, Allen (Aimee) Schewe, Erik (Sarah) Dahl, Tim (Jodi) Westrum, Angie (Josh) Lair, Jerry (Tanya) Westrum, Jamie (Joey) Nichols, Andrew Barth, and Alex Barth; 31 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Virginia Miller and Betty Anderson; and brother-in-law, Marlin Bates.
Arnold was preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Grace Lund; wife, Laura Lund; grandson, Phillip Westrum; daughter-in-law, Janice Lund; brothers, Leland Lund and Melvin Lund; sisters, Muriel Ingersoll and Dorothy Bates; brothers-in-law, Harvey Ingersoll, Merlin Anderson, and Herman Miller; sister-in-law, Virginia Lund; granddaughter-in-law, Karen Nelson; and great-grandson, Kayde Barth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Clarks Grove Cemetery, First Baptist Church of Clarks Grove, or donorâs choice.