Olaf Lunde, 79, rural Austin

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Olaf Berthold Lunde, age 79, of rural Austin died Sept. 28, 2002 at Castle Ridge Care Center in Eden Prairie.

He was born Jan. 25, 1923 to Peter and Emma (Stoa) Lunde in Moscow Township, Freeborn County, Minnesota. He attended Moscow Elementary School District 29 and graduated from Austin High School in 1942. He worked on the family farm, raising championship Chesterwhite hogs. Olaf married Lois Skophammer on June 9, 1951 at Central Freeborn Lutheran parsonage. A lifetime member of Moscow Lutheran Church, he was involved in a number of church activities and 4-H club. He enjoyed speaking Norwegian, visiting with family and friends, gardening, all sports and reading the Bible. In 1998 Olaf and Lois moved to Eden Prairie to be near their daughters. Lois died on Sept.1, 2000.

Survivors include his daughters, Jean Lunde of St. Paul; Ruth Lunde of Chanhassen; Barbara Lunde-Kvale (Thomas) of Toledo, Ohio; Becky Lunde-Olson (Michael) of Chanhassen; eight grandchildren, Michael Reagan, Shannon Reagan, Bridget Reagan, Bryan Reagan, Daniel Olson, John Kvale, David Kvale and Peter Kvale; brother, Harold (Sarah) Lunde of Bowling Green, Ohio; nephews, Paul, James, John and Thomas Lunde; cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Lois.

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Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 at Moscow Lutheran Church, rural Austin with The Reverend LaDonna Ekern officiating. Interment is at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Worlein Funeral Home and at the church one hour before the service. The family prefers memorials to Moscow Lutheran Church sound system.