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

  • Visitation and Celebration of Life Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Burial with Military Honors Tuesday, December 18, 2018
REMEMBERING

Earle L. Lund Jr.

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Cheryl Lund

December 25, 2018

Dear Dad, missed having you here for Christmas this year. I know you were celebrating your first Christmas back with Earle III, Mom Lund, your sister Lynn and your parents. I’m sure you all had a nice reunion in heaven. Know all of you were in my thoughts and prayers today. Please give my brother and my dad a hug from me. They too are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all my Angels, Cheryl

Cheryl Lund

December 24, 2018

Dear Dad,
Thinking of you and how much you are missed. The days are quiet and lonely around here. I have been busy going thru pictures, paperwork and listening to music. The holidays are fast approaching and I just can’t get in the spirit. Christmas will not be the same anymore. I do hope you are doing well on your new journey with my loved ones. I’m sure you will all be celebrating together and sharing good time memories from the past. We sure had many memories to laugh about and share with one another. May you be enjoying your loved ones in heaven who are guiding you on your new path Dad. Miss you, love Cheryl.

Cheryl Lund

December 20, 2018

Dear Dad,
Thinking of you and all my loved ones in heaven tonight. It has been a long few weeks and I find myself feeling a bit down. I’m sure you are continuing to watch over the family from above. I was honored to stand by you until the end. I promised you I would. I thank you for all our long talks, many memories we shared, thanking me for caring for you and telling me how proud you were of our family. Jennifer, Dan, Scooter, Meghan and Karen were here to assist me and I was grateful for their help as were you too. I hope I was able to do everything thing you needed or wanted me to do. As I have told you many times before, “family is very important to me”. I told you and mom this before, but I need to tell you both again... “thank you both for letting me be a part of your sons life and your life”. I am grateful for the life we have shared. I love each of you and miss all of you so much. Until we meet again, love always, Cheryl.

Cheryl Lund

December 18, 2018

Dearest Dad,
My heart aches as I held you in my arms and placed you next to mom. There are no words I can say, other than “I love you and always will”. Your Marker will have “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS” engraved on it, because that is where you both will be. I will now have to cherish the special times and memories we shared. I will always remember our family gatherings and the fun times we shared. I pray your new journey will carry you to higher places. May you Rest In Peace with all my loved ones in heaven. Love always, Cheryl.

Cheryl Lund

December 17, 2018

Dear Dad,
Thinking of you this evening and how much I miss you being here. Tomorrow will be your Military Honor Ceremony at the NH State Cemetery. I will be giving you my final farewell as you will be placed next to Mom. Know you will always have a special place in my heart, thoughts and prayers. I’m sure you are adjusting with your new journey and celebrating once again with our loved ones.
I think Chessie realizes you are no longer here and looks for snuggles nightly. Know that I will continue to take care of her and make her life as happy as I can. She is one special kitty for sure.
Please give all our Angels in heaven a big hug for me. Let them all know how much I miss them, especially Earle III. Love to all of you, until we meet again, Cheryl and Chessie.

Cheryl Lund

December 14, 2018

Dear Dad,
Tonight I said my final goodbyes to you at the funeral home and on the 18th of December you with be placed next to Mom. Our memories together will live deep within my heart and no one can take them away. You are now on a new journey in heaven, with all your loved ones and will be deeply missed here on earth. Sending my love, Cheryl

Cheryl Lund

December 13, 2018

Dear Dad,
I pray your reunion with our family members are happy ones. Know you are greatly missed by the family here on earth, especially by me. Today we are holding calling hours for you. I ask that you watch over us during these difficult days ahead and continue to guide me in the right direction. I miss you so much dad. You were an amazing father, grandfather and great grandfather to my family. I thank you so much for the many memories we have shared and will hold them close within my heart. Love you always and forever, Cheryl.

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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