MOUNT MORRIS – Everett Lundin, 85, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
Everett was born July 23, 1928, in Mount Morris, the son of Dale Everett Miller and Julia (Slaughter) Miller Lundin. Everett was baptized Dec. 25, 1928, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris. He later was adopted by Ernest Lundin, and was the eldest of four children. Everett graduated with the Class of 1947 from Mount Morris High School. Everett served in the Army from December 1950 to November 1952, stationed in Korea during the Korean War. When Everett returned home, his love for the land led him to farming and milking cows. Everett married Wilda Anderson Nelson on May 25, 1968, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Iowa. Everett had a strong faith in God, attending Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, where he participated in many activities. He retired in 1996 from farming. He enjoyed traveling across the country, especially by train.
Everett is survived, and will be greatly missed, by his wife, Wilda Lundin of Mount Morris; four children, Larry (Nancy) Nelson and Kevin Nelson, both of Mount Morris, Clair Nelson of Clarinda, Iowa, and Laura (Jonathan) Gabriel of Gordon, Wisconsin; three sisters, Joyce (Hank) Olthof of Australia, and Myrna Hagemann and Ebba Fewell, both of Rockford; six grandchildren, Emily (Nathan) Clements of Lakeside, Montana, Erica (Randy) Bocker of Mount Morris, Amy Nelson of Dennison, Iowa, Andrea Nelson of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Aaron and Jacob Gabriel, both of Gordon, Wisconsin; three great-grandchildren, Levi, Adalyn, and Kasen Bocker of Mount Morris; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in infancy, and two brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, with the Rev. Frank Lay officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mount Morris.
Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church and Serenity Hospice & Home.