John Gilmer "Jeep" Lunn, 82, of Rochester, Minn., passed away at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Barrington, Ill.
He was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Fort Madison, to Elbert J. and Letha Lunn.
John married Judith Lynn Marsh on May 2, 1959, in Fort Madison. John and Judy had four children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild at the time of his passing.
John and Judy were born and raised in Fort Madison. They lived with their family for many years in Austin, Minn., where he worked for Hormel Foods as an engineer, and finally retired to Burlington, where Judy passed away on Sept. 26, 2003. John subsequently relocated to Rochester in order to receive cancer treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
He is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Gordon of South Elgin, Ill., and Theresa (Tim) Clancy of Rochester, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Karyn (Sackis) Lunn of Austin, Minn.; four grandchildren, Patrick Whalen of Rochester, Anna (George) Lord of Yorkville, Ill., Zach Gordon of Chicago, Ill., and Nathan Gordon of Chicago; and great-granddaughter Skylar Whalen of Rochester.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his two sons, Patrick and Eric; his brother, Jack; and both parents.
A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery, 4025 Avenue O, Fort Madison, at 1 p.m on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.
Published by Daily Democrat from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, 2021.