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Erling Lundeen

February 16, 1930 ~ August 2, 2016 (age 86)
Erling Lundeen, age 86, of Spicer, went home to be with his Father on Tuesday, August 2, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. His faith always showed him The Way and he followed it.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, August 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spicer. Interment will be in the Faith Lutheran Columbarium. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the church prior to the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Robert Ihlang American Legion Post #537 of New London. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Camp House (please send donations to the family, they will forward the donations to Camp House). Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Green Lake Funeral Home in Spicer.
Erling LeRoy Lundeen was born on February 16, 1930, near Oklee, Minnesota, the son of Emil and Luella (Urdahl) Lundeen. He grew up in that area, attended District 52 School and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947. He continued his education by attending Coyne Electical College in Chicago for one year, and then returned home and worked for Larson Brothers Radio as a repair person. Erling joined the Air Force in 1950 and served during the Korean Conflict, returning home in 1954. On January 2, 1955, Erling was married to Melba G. Gustafson and they made their home in the Goodridge, Minnesota area. They farmed there for thirteen years and during that time Erling also attended Northland Junior College for two years and worked at Hartz Wholesale Warehouse. In 1968, he became the Assistant Director of Lutherdale Bible Camp in Elkhorn, WI and in 1976 Erling took the position of Property Manager at the Green Lake Bible Camp in Spicer. He held that position until his retirement in 1995. In 1992, he and others took up the effort to rebuild and reopen Camp House in Brimson, MN. Rebuilding took ten years, but Camp House reopened in 2001, and Erling and Melba helped run the camp until 2013. Erling was very active in the ELCA at the local, state and national levels. He loved being with his family and friends, was a former member of the Willmar Gideons, the Spicer Lions and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Melba of Spicer; four children: Lana Ferry of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Kathy (and Bill) Neil of Downs, IL, Karen (and Ernie) Watson of Spicer, Mark (and Judy) Lundeen of Spicer and Maria Zanella (AFS student) from Italy. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
Erling was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother: Merle Lundeen.


Cemetery Details

Faith Lutheran Columbarium
310 Medayto Drive
Spicer, MN, 56288

Visitation

AUG 7. 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.faithspicer.org

Service

AUG 7. 03:00 PM

Faith Lutheran Church

310 Medayto Drive

Spicer, MN, US, 56288

http://www.faithspicer.org

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