Eldred "Bill" Lund, 79Eldred “Bill” William Lund was born April 26, 1931 in Brandon Township, to William and Clara (Van Sickle) Lund.
Eldred “Bill” William Lund was born April 26, 1931 in Brandon Township, to William and Clara (Van Sickle) Lund. He attended country school and Brandon High School. After school he continued working on the family farm until 1955 when he was drafted into the United States Army.
After serving his country, Eldred returned home and was united in marriage to Marlene Navratil on September 27, 1958 in Alexandria. To this union, six children were born, Kathy, Kristi, Larry, Nancy, Naomi and Marcy.
In 1966, the family moved to a farm south of Brandon where they farmed until 1993. At this time their son, Larry, moved to the family farm where Bill continued farming with his son. As a family they enjoyed their camping trips and the simple things in life.
Bill enjoyed farming and living close to the land. Side by side, Bill and Marlene gardened and shared the abundant produce with others. They also enjoyed their trips together.
He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Their love for each other and Marlene’s dedication to his care allowed Bill to die peacefully at home on Thursday, April 29, 2010.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marlene; six children, Kathy and Paul Boeddeker of Garfield, Kristi and Kerry Froemming of Garfield, Larry and Mary Kay of Brandon, Nancy and Dennis Shores of Evansville, Naomi and Al Peterson of Alexandria, Marcy and Wade Nibbe of Leaf Valley; 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dennis and Colleen of Brandon and Reece and Mary of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by one infant son; two infant grandchildren and one granddaughter, Bobbi Jo Peterson; his parents, William and Clara Lund; and his sister, Rosemary Klukken.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 3 at Grace Lutheran Church in Brandon with the Rev. Dennis Preston officiating. Musical selections were by Amy Engel and Kelly Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were all Bill’s grandchildren. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Logan Nibbe, Zach Peterson, Lance Shores, William Lund, Trent Froemming and Craig Boeddeker. Burial was at Chippewa Cemetery in Brandon.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.