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Robert S. Lund
July 25, 1940 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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A Funeral Service for Robert S. Lund of Roseau, MN will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2023 at 11:00AM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 4:30-7PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau, MN with a prayer service starting at 7PM. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Roseau, MN.
Robert Sivert Lund passed away on July 30, 2023 at the age of 83. He was born on July 25, 1940, in Roseau, MN. He grew up on the Lund Hereford Farm. Every day growing up, after finishing the chores, Bob and his siblings joined the neighbor kids and headed to Salol to play softball in the summer and hockey in the winter.
Bob graduated from Roseau High School in 1958. He then attended the University of Minnesota Duluth to become a teacher. While teaching in Silver Bay, MN, he was introduced to Judith Roebke, and they courted long distance before he asked her to be his wife. They married on December 28, 1968. They moved to Roseau and soon opened a carpet store in the basement of the house they built together in 1970. They liked each other so much they had three children in less than four years. The family enjoyed weekends at the cabin on Oak Island in the summer and weekends traveling for hockey in the winter. Bob was able to take the whole family to Norway in 1975, and he also enjoyed numerous trips back to Norway throughout his life.
Bob thoroughly enjoyed his hockey world. He played hockey in high school for the Roseau Rams, where his team won the state championship in 1958, something he was proud of all his life. After high school, he played hockey at UMD and for the Warroad Lakers. He then helped form the Roseau Leafs’ Senior hockey program, where his team won many championships and he formed many lasting friendships. He continued to play senior hockey with numerous successful teams for several years late into his life. Heading with his traveling team to Florida once a year was a highlight of his. Another highlight was being chosen Iron Man for USA Hockey, which was a great accomplishment of his. In hockey, Bob was coach, player and manager; picking only the best to play with and for him. He finally had to quit hockey – not because his heart wasn’t in it, but because his heart couldn’t keep up with him.
Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved to tell a good Ole and Lena joke while playing his accordion for a crowd. Performing his Hanson Brother’s skit made him memorable for all. In his later years, Oakcrest Golf Course had been a very special place to him. He spent many evenings knocking the ball around the course, watching the good golfers, and stopping in the clubhouse to shake dice. He enjoyed being a part of the end of summer auction and tournament, buying only the best golfers to win for him. He had a lot of pride in having the prettiest golf cart his last summer at the course, too.
Bob was proud of all of his accomplishments in life, but he was most proud of his four grandchildren. He loved to follow his grandkids in all their endeavors. He was their biggest fan, cheering them on in sports, school, jobs, and life in general.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law; brother Kenneth Lund; and brothers-in-law Mike Roebke and Jim Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Judith Lund of Roseau; children: Greg (Dawn) Lund, Bill (Katie) Lund, Shelly (Paul) LaPlante, all of Roseau; grandchildren: Payton, Brendan, Kilah and Teagan and special grandpuppy Herbie, all of Roseau; siblings: Jack (Sharon) Lund, Tom Lund, Rich (Lynda) Lund, all of Roseau, and Gudrun Johnson of Des Moines, IA; brothers and sisters-in-law Jim (Eileen) Roebke of Hector, MN and Karen Roebke of Gilbert, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.