OBITUARY

Earle L. Lund Jr.

May 17, 1930December 5, 2018
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Earle L. Lund, Jr. 88, a former longtime resident of Stoddard, NH and Meredith, NH, passed away surrounded in the love of his family, on Wednesday, December 05, 2018, at his home in Keene, NH, following a period of failing health.

His parents, Dorothy (Moore) and Earle L. Lund, Sr. proudly welcomed their son into the world on May 17, 1930, in Meredith, NH.

Earle enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 serving for eight years, and was an instructor of Metallurgy at Chanute Air Force Based before being assigned to an airbase in Korea. He was presented with the Korean Government’s Presidential Award and earned three battle stars.

He held a real estate brokers licenses working in his own real estate office from 1962 through 2001, selling properties in Meredith, Moultonborough, and Center Harbor.

Earle went on to attend Quinnipiac College for Health care Administration; the UNH Center for Life Long Learning; and the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the American College of Nursing Home Administrators in 1975.

Earle was the co-owner and administrator of One Eighty Court Nursing Home, Thirty Nine Summer Nursing Home, and the One Fifty One Court Sheltered Care Home, all in Keene, successful businesses he ran for 33 years.

A very active member of his community, Earle was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post in Meredith and was a charter member of the Meredith Lions Club. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason for over 50 years, and a two-time past Master of the Lodge of the Temple #88, and of most recent, he was a member of the Jerusalem Lodge #104 Masonic Order of Keene. He also belonged to the Bektash Shrine and served as Captain of the Guard on the Bektash Divan. He was past President of the Cheshire Shrine Club and past Captain of the Shrine Guard. He also served as an Aide to the Commander In Chief of the New Hampshire Consistory. He served for several years as a Major and then a Colonel in the Shrine. He was also proud to have been invited to be a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, a Fraternal Organization for Shriner’s in good standing, which can only join by invitation.

Earle was a 32 year member of the Keene Rotary Club having achieved perfect attendance for many years. He volunteered for 18 years in the annual 4th of July food tent, and served for 3 years on their Board of Directors. Earle was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honor bestowed upon a Rotarian.

Following his retirement in 1993, Earle and his wife, Mary enjoyed spending their days in Stoddard and Floral City, Florida. He also enjoyed restoring old cares; RVing; square dancing; and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by in the community, especially his family, his daughter, Susan Lund of Keene; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Lund, with whom he made his home; his grandchildren, Jennifer Murphy and her husband, Daniel, of Gilsum, NH and Earle L. Lund IV and his companion, Meghan Rothermel, of Laconia, NH; his great-grandchildren, Nathanial Lund, Zachary Lund, and Hunter Murphy, all of Gilsum; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mary (Nedeau) Lund in 2006; a son, Lt. Col. Earle L. Lund III in 2014; and a sister, Lurline Blanchard.

A celebration of Earle’s life and visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 6:00 to 8:00PM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. Burial with military honors will take place on Tuesday, December 18th at 2:00PM in the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Lund’s memory to the Jerusalem Lodge #104 Mason Order of Keene, 525 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431.

  • FAMILY

  • Susan Lund, Daughter
  • Cheryl Lund, Daughter-in-law
  • Jennifer Murphy and husband, Daniel, Granddaughter
  • Earle L. Lund, IV and companion, Meghan Rothermel, Grandson
  • Nathanial Lund, Great Grandson
  • Zachary Lund, Great Grandson
  • Hunter Murphy, Great Grandson
  • Mary (Nedeau) Lund, Wife
  • Lt. Col. Earle L. Lund III, Son
  • Lurline Blanchard, Sister
  • Dorothy (Moore) Lund, Mother
  • Earle L. Lund Sr., Father
  • Earle is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services

13 December

Visitation and Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Foley Funeral Home

49 Court Street
Keene, New Hampshire

18 December

Burial with Military Honors

2:00 pm

NH Veterans Cemetery

110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, New Hampshire

REMEMBERING

Earle L. Lund Jr.

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Cheryl Lund

December 11, 2018

Dear Dad, may your new journey bring you happiness and joy as you join all of your loved ones in heaven. May you continue to watch over all of us here on earth and guide us in the right direction. I miss having you at my side, sharing great times and caring for you til the end. My heart remains broken, the tears still flow and the times will never be the same. Your memories are what I will cherish and all the fun times we shared. I promised that I would take care of you until the end, and I’m so proud and honored that you gave me the opportunity to be with you. I love you dearly Dad and miss you so much, love Cheryl. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Susan and John Wadsworth

December 10, 2018

To the Lund family:

John and I send our most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Dad. We knew your parents through Bektash Shriners when he was in the Legion of Honor with my dad and brother. We had some wonderful times together. God must have needed another Shriner for His grand shrine parade because He came for Earle. God bless. Until we meet again.


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