Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Obituary: Leonard Dean Lunder

MCFARLAND - Leonard Dean Lunder, age 81, passed away on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital, Madison. He was born on Oct. 8, 1924, in Madison, to Leonard and Agnes (Marshall) Lunder. Leonard attended Central High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 until 1944. Upon returning from his military duties, he graduated from UW-Madison, with a B.S. in light building engineering. Leonard was united in marriage to Jeanette "Jan" Heber on Nov. 12, 1954, at Bethel Lutheran Church. He worked with his father and brothers, at L.S. Lunder Construction Co. until his retirement, as secretary/ treasurer. After his retirement from the construction business, he continued as a managing partner in Lunder Brothers LLC. Leonard was a former member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a current member of McFarland Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Four Lakes Yacht Club and was a Shriner. Leonard enjoyed golfing, motorcycling and boating. The most important thing to Leonard was spending time with his grandchildren and family. Leonard is survived by his wife, Jan of McFarland; his children, Terri (Jim) DeFlorian of Genoa, Dawn (Todd) Loeppke of Balwin, Mo., and Ray (Gayle) Lunder of Milton; his grandchildren, Michael and Mikayla DeFlorian, Kevin and Shannon Loeppke, and Weston and Nicole Lunder; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Marshall (Esther) and James (Evelyn) Lunder. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at noon on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, with the Rev. Jeff Tomberlin presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Leonard's family extends a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on August 23, 2006

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