Phillip Luna, 1961-2016

Published 9:08 am Friday, April 29, 2016

A gathering of family and friends for Phillip J. Luna, 54, of Northwood will be at 2 p.m. on Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home in Albert Lea. The Rev. Russell Scepaniak will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by Freeborn County American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. A reception will follow at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. Online condolences are welcome at

Phillip passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home.

Phillip Luna

Phillip Luna

Phillip Joseph Luna was born August 23, 1961, in Albert Lea. He attended Albert Lea Schools.  Phillip entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged and returned to Albert Lea. He had various employment positions with several employers and was a certified mechanic. Phillip’s most memorable employment was traveling with the Sheriff’s Carnival.  Phillip will be remembered by all who knew him as loving and caring — especially his father and sisters for whom he assisted as a caretaker. Phillip was a real jokester and always found a way to make people laugh. Phillip was a good whistler and always whistled while he worked.  Phillip’s love was unconditional and he always put others before himself as shown during the disaster clean-up at St. Peter.

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Phillip enjoyed going to rummage sales, fishing, gardening, and he always kept his garden weed free.  He was a good all-around handyman who took pride in his projects from his nephew’s school projects to shingling roofs. Phillip loved animals. He especially loved German Sheperds and had many cats. Phillip’s first cat, Cubby, gave birth to Boots, which always slept on his bed.  Boots gave birth to a litter which included one runt whom he named “Connie” after his sister, Concepcion.

Phillip is survived by his father, Raymond Luna; siblings Ramona (Robert) Johnson, Mary Larson, Concepcion (Steve) Lee and Richard (Linda) Luna; and many nieces and nephews.

Phillip was preceded in death by his son, Samuel Luna; mother, Lucy Luna; brother, Felix Luna; sisters Patricia Wind and Diane Austin; grandparents; and many uncles, aunts, nieces and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Raymond Luna, 307 W. Hammer Road, Albert Lea, MN, 56007.