Jean Lunde, 89

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jean Lunde, 89

Jean Lunde, 89

Jean Helen Lunde, age 89, of Albert Lea, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Community.

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

She is survived by daughter Linda Lunde of Kerrville, Texas; and sons, Dusty Lunde and wife Yong Mi of Gig Harbor, Washington and Daniel Lunde and wife Martha, of St. Paul. She is also survived by 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, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Malinsky will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at