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Lloyd L. Lund

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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Services for Lloyd L. Lund, 86, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at First United Methodist Church of Estherville. Rev. David A. Morris will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Laurens Cemetery in Laurens.

Lloyd passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at Hilltop Center in Spirit Lake.

Lloyd Lester Lund, son of Lyman Bailey and Iris Hazel (Siddall) Lund, was born Oct. 23, 1921, in Lamberton, Minn.

On April 3, 1942, Lloyd was united in marriage to Helen M. Hansen at the Christian parsonage in Laurens. To this union four children were born. Lloyd and Helen farmed until November 1942 when Lloyd enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. Helen was with Lloyd during the intensive mental and physical training at some of the bases, including Eau Claire, WI, Fort Sumner, N.M., Gulfport, Miss., Tampa, Fla., and Rosewell, N.M.

Lloyd and his crew flew a new B-17 Flying Fortress to Bangor, Maine, Reykyavik, Iceland and England in 1944. His was a replacement crew to the 366 Squadron, 305 Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force. Lloyd flew 22 combat missions of which the majority were flown as lead aircraft for the bomb group. Lloyd was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster for his meritorious service, ETO and World War II Victory Medals.

After the war was finally over, Lloyd and Helen farmed near Laurens from 1946 until 1948 when they moved to a farm that they purchased near Cylinder. Lloyd and Helen retired in 1984 and spent the summers on the farm, where they enjoyed gardening, and six months during the winters at their home at Sunshine Country Club Estates in Harlingen, Texas. They moved to Emmetsburg on May 30, 1999. Helen passed away in February 2005. Lloyd moved to Hilltop Center in Spirit Lake in May 2007.

Lloyd served in the past on the Palo Alto County School Board, the Soil Conservation Board and the Extension Council. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Helen.

Lloyd is survived by his children: Loryl Winter and her husband, Mark of Elkhorn, Neb., Lonna Darrah and her husband, Bob of Spencer, Lois Shaffer and her husband, Larry of Spirit Lake, and Loreen Gehl and her husband, Tom of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters: Leota Oleson of Laurens, and Lucylle Dubbert of Falls Church, Va.; and a half sister, Cleo Stover of West Bend.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.