Lund, David D.
Jan. 1, 1932 - Nov. 29, 2012
David D. Lund, a beloved husband, father and grandfather died on November 29, 2012. He bravely battled Parkinson's disease for the past 15 years and it finally took its toll. Born on January 1, 1932, he was 80 years old.
After many years in the Minneapolis area, Dave was retired and lived in Longboat Key, Florida. Dave is survived by his loving and devoted wife; Sharon, his son Christopher (Jill) Lund, and daughters Carla (Mark) Dinndorf and Leah Lietzke; stepchildren Stephanie Brennan (William) Gorman and Keith (Jeniffer) Brennan and sister Wyllis Walters. He had eight grandchildren; Nikki, Ema, Abe, Harry, Ashley, Paige, Drew and Caelin. Dave was preceded in death by his beloved dogs, Duke Harrison of Mound and most recently Skipper. Both dogs were Springer Spaniels and extremely faithful companions.
Dave was born and raised in Pelican Rapids, MN. After graduating from Moorhead State Teachers College, he joined the U.S. Navy
, trained in Pensacola, FL as a naval aviator and served his country for over 26 years. He retired as a decorated Captain. Dave was recognized for his "dead stick" landing on the aircraft carrier, USS Leyte, after his disabled plane barrel rolled immediately following takeoff. His quick thinking saved his plane and crew. He was an extremely proud American.
After an early manager position at Montgomery Ward, Dave had a long and successful career in the incentive and travel industry. He started at the Gold Bond Stamp Company in the early 60's. As a General Manager, he was key in starting the Performance Incentive Company (PIC), predecessor to Carlson Marketing Group. His career moved on as a partner with World Travel & Incentives, Inc., Vice President at Northwestern Meetings and Incentives and Regional Marketing Director at Networld, Inc. Upon moving to Florida in 1992, Dave, not one to sit idle, created Results International, Inc. to keep busy.
Dave enjoyed living in the Country Club Shores neighborhood on Longboat Key where he served on the association board for several years and was unofficially known as the "Block Captain". He was an active and devoted member of St. Armands Key Lutheran for over 20 years. Dave was the faithful chairman of the church stewardship committee for many years and was always willing to assist whenever he was needed. He also loved boating both in Minnesota and Florida. He and Sharon enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the world.
The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, December 6th, at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 North Adams Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236 (www/starmandschurch.com) with visitation beginning at 1 pm. A military interment service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be sent to the Salvation Army or the St Armands Key Lutheran Church Foundation.