Julian "Jack" Wood Lunde passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at MCHC in Lake City.
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Jack was born Nov, 19, 1922, to Josie and Milton Lunde in Lake City. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940. He volunteered for the first American commando unit called Scout and Raiders, training at Fort Pierce, Fla. He served in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Pacific, World War II, 1943 to 1945 in 10 invasions. After military service, Jack attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. Jack joined the Wernher von Braun space effort in 1958 when it was under military control. The military was removed in 1960 and it was changed to NASA.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; daughter, Pati (Tim) Walsh of Albuquerque, N.M.; granddaughters, Maggie (fiance, Eric Buhi) Walsh of La Mesa, Calif., and Kay (Reid) Nunn of Albuquerque, N.M.; one great-granddaughter, Cora Nunn. He is also survived by one brother, William (Nancy) Lunde of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and nieces, Kathy, Karen, Debra, Diane and Brenda.
A private interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements with the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Anderson-Peterson Chapel, Lake City.
Online condolences may be left for the family at mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Mahn Family Funeral Home
1022 West Lyon Avenue Lake City, MN 55041
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Aug. 15, 2014