Jean Lunde, 1927-2017

Published 9:00 am Sunday, January 22, 2017

Memorial services for Jean Helen Lunde, 89, of Albert Lea, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Jean Lunde

Jean Lunde

Jean died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community in Albert Lea.

Jean Helen Dudley was born on Oct. 28, 1927, in Albert Lea. She went to Abbott and Albert Lea High Schools, where she graduated at the age of 17 in 1945. On Sept. 27, 1945, she married the love of her life, Robert Viker Lunde, who was from Moscow Township in rural Freeborn County. They were married almost 52 years, until Robert’s death in 1997.

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Robert worked at Hormel and Jean worked as a division manager at Sears. They lived in Austin, until 1991, at which time they moved to Santa Maria, California. They travelled extensively during the time they lived in both Minnesota and California.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and daughter Lanna Lunde.

She is survived by daughter Linda Lunde of Kerrville, Texas; sons Dusty Lunde and his wife, Yong Mi, of Gig Harbor, Washington, and Daniel Lunde and his wife, Martha, of St. Paul; grandchildren Shanna, Hannah Jade, Hattie, Sarah, Isaac and Nils Lunde; great-grandchildren Natalie, Melanie, Glenn, Lucia and Gunnar; brother and sister in-law Vernon and Beverly Lunde of Hayward and many nieces and nephews.