THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: November 29, 2018
Wilford "Bill" Lund, 85, a 27 year resident of Eagle River and formerly of DePere, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at Eagle River Memorial Hospital surrounded by his wife and children.
Born March 7, 1933 in Dorchester, to Wilford and Mary Lund, he was married to his wife Jeanette on Oct. 20, 1956 in Green Bay and worked for 31 years at Fort Howard Paper in Green Bay.
He served on the Butternut Lake Fire Department and enjoyed woodworking, bowhunting and musky fishing. A member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River, he served as an usher at St. Kunegunda Catholic Church in Sugar Camp and was a proud member of the Eagle River Tea Party.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he had served in the United States Navy from 1950-1953 during the Korean Conflict as a 1st Gunner on a search and rescue plane.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette Lund of Eagle River; three children, Bill (Jeanne) Lund of DePere, Thomas (Ruth) Lund Suamico and Wendy (Mark) Hoff; two brothers, Jerome (Dorothy) Lund of Dykesville and Michael (Juanita) Lund of Marinette; four sisters, Tina (Ronald) Weas of De Pere, Suzanne (Michael) Koop of St. Louis, Mo. and Judy (Gary) Van Enkenvort and Jill Klaus, both of Green Bay; a son-in-law, Patrick Ehlen of DePere; a brother-in-law, Thomas (Debra) Bader of Dallas, Tx.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Kaye Ehlen; a brother, John "Jack" Lund; a brother-in-law, Jack Klaus and a sister-in-law, Ruth Lund.
Visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Eagle River from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial took place in Allouez Catholic Cemetery in Green Bay. Gaffney Bush Funeral Home of Eagle River assisted the family with arrangements.