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Mark Lunde


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Mark Lunde Obituary
Dr. Mark W. Lunde, 72, of Chicago passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016, with his family by his side. Those surviving Mark are his loving wife Mary Lou, daughter Dr. Elisa (Ryan) Smith, son Patrick (Kayla) Lunde, four grandchildren, sister Andrea (Max) Henderson, two nieces, one nephew, two grandnieces, and four grandnephews. His parents, Erling and Frances Anderson Lunde, preceded him in death. Mark William Lunde was a member of the Chicago medical community the entirety of his career, serving as one of the first fellowship trained glaucoma specialists in the city. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, he proudly served his country for two years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. He then returned home to complete his residency, cornea preceptorship and glaucoma fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Mark was a valued member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI) Glaucoma Service. After almost 30 years in private practice, Mark once again sought to serve his country and became the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for the past 12 years. Mark was a practicing ophthalmologist, surgeon, and educator until his untimely death from lung cancer. The sudden loss of Mark will be felt by all, but his family is comforted in knowing that his spirit, energy, and knowledge will live on in the many talented residents he so enjoyed teaching throughout the years. Mark remained close to his childhood farm in Cambridge, IL, where he and his family gathered frequently to enjoy motor sports and spend time together. His kind nature and loving friendship will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 2nd, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services in Cambridge, IL. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Mark's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com. A celebration of Dr. Lunde's life and accomplishments will be held for colleagues and friends in the near future at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Mark W. Lunde Memorial Fund in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Gifts may be mailed to the attention of Lauren Hughes at 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 302, Chicago IL 60608. Online gifts may be made at medicine.uic.edu/givenow.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 28, 2016
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