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Everett Lundin

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 12:55 p.m. CST

Everett Lundin, 85, Mt. Morris, died Saturday July 19, 2014 at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon.

Everett was born on July 23, 1928 in Mt. Morris, the son of Dale Everett Miller and Julia Slaughter Miller Lundin.

Everett was baptized Dec. 25, 1928 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris. He was later adopted by Ernest Lundin and was the eldest of four children.

Everett graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1947.

Everett served in the Army from December 1950 to November 1952; and he was stationed in Korea during the Korean War.

When Everett returned home his love for the land led him to farming and milking cows.

Everett married Wilda Anderson Nelson on May 25, 1968 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Iowa.

Everett had a strong faith in God, attending Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, where he participated in many activities.

He retired from farming in 1996.

He enjoyed traveling across the country especially by train.

Everett is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife, Wilda Lundin, Mt. Morris; four children, Larry (Nancy) Nelson, Mt. Morris, Kevin Nelson, Mt. Morris, Clair Nelson, Clarinda, Iowa, Laura (Jonathan) Gabriel, Gordon, Wis.; three sisters, Joyce (Hank) Olthof, Australia, Myrna Hagemann, Rockford, and Ebba Fewell, Rockford; six grandchildren, Emily (Nathan) Clements, Lakeside, Mont., Erica (Randy) Bocker, Mt. Morris, Amy Nelson, Dennison, Iowa, Andrea Nelson, Cedar Falls, Iowa, Aaron and Jacob Gabriel, Gordon, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Levi, Adalyn, and Kasen Bocker, Mt. Morris; many nieces and nephews.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, as well as two brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, with Rev. Frank Lay officiating.

Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

Visitation will be Tuesday July 22, 2014 in Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials have been established to Trinity Lutheran Church and Serenity Hospice & Home.

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