Earl S. Lunde

Earl S. Lunde. age 86, of Bloomington, Minn. passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2010.

Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Earl was born to Erik and Emma Lunde on a farm near Ellsworth, Wisc., on September 21, 1923.

He will be remembered for his kindness, twinkling eyes, quick wit and love of family.

He was a Naval Aviation Cadet at Chapel Hill, NC. He started working for Northwest Airlines in 1941. He worked as an aircraft mechanic, flight engineer, co-pilot and captain. He retired after 49 years with NWA in October of 1990. He resided in Bloomington, MN and Sun Lakes, Ariz.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Corrine, (formerly Ishol) of Philip, S.D.; three children, Sherry (Dave) Hastings, Mary Ann (Jim) Luckie, and Eric Lunde; grandchildren, Shawna, Kelsey, Kara, Charlie and Grace; sister Helen Hove.

Funeral services were held August 4, 2010, and he is interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.