Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

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Dorothy Lund

October 25, 1928October 11, 2019

Dorothy (VanDeWal) Lund, 90, a women of faith in Jesus Christ, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019, at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. Private family services and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sheldahl Cemetery, Suncrest Hospice or Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Slater, IA).

Dorothy was born October 25, 1928, in Leighton, IA to Peter and Gertrude (Steenhoek) VanDeWal. She graduated from Alleman High School in 1946. Dorothy was united in marriage to Dale Lund on May 28, 1949, in Alleman, IA and they welcomed three children: Robert, Diane and Carole. Dorothy was a homemaker and accountant. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Slater.

In her free time, Dorothy enjoyed watching sports with Dale, playing cards (bridge) and quilting. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, cherished attending family events and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children: Robert (Cathy) Lund, Diane (Kent) Kroeger and Carole Lund-Smith; grandchildren: Becky (Chad) Doubleday, Carrie (Jason) Viel, Chris (Angie) Kroeger, Matt Kroeger, Lindsey (Brian) Hannan, Lauren (Ben) Pratt and Zach Smith; six great-grandchildren and one brother, Marion VanDeWal.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale; her parents and two sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff at Ramsey Village and Suncrest Hospice for all the compassion and care Dorothy received.


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Heather Rawlins

October 16, 2019

Dale and Dorthy were two of the first residents I met on my first day of work at Ramsey Village and they will stick with me forever. I loved interacting with their family and friends, as their love for the Lund's was so very pure. We will miss this family dearly, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindi Wheeler

October 16, 2019

Diane, Bob and Carol, I have many good memories of your
Mom especially during basketball season. She was always smiling and encouraging me whenever I would see her (and your dad!). A few times I stopped in at the Co-op just to say hi to her and she always made me feel special. Remember the special memories and dwell on happy times. (Even the funny family events ). It is hard to loose our parents but I love the memories of the times spent together, childhood and adulthood. Our prayers are for your comfort and for peace as you go through these next few days.....One day at a time. God bless you all.
DENNY and Cindi Wheeler