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   Howard E. Lund, of LaGrange, Missouri, died Monday, September 3, 2007, in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois, at 78 years of age.

   The son of Martin and Mabel Heckendorn Lund, Howard was born December 26, 1928 in Pontiac, Illinois.

   Howard Lund united in marriage with Mildred Nothnagel on July 10, 1955, in Quincy, Illinois. She survives.

   After having been raised in O’Dell, Illinois, Howard moved to Steffenville, Missouri, and then moved to Quincy, Illinois, in 1952. He was employed by Deters Dairy, the Marblehead Lime Company and then as a security guard for Moorman Mfg. until his retirement in December of 1990. He loved his family, children and grandchildren. He also loved life and laughter. He was well known for his smile and out going personality. "He never met a stranger".

   Mr. Lund enjoyed gardening, working on small engines and antique cars.

   Mr. Lund was a member of Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene.                                                                                                                           

   He was also a member of the Mississippi Valley Historical Auto Club.

   Survivors include two sons James (Vandi) Lund of Concordia, KS; and Jerry (Kim) Lund of Taylor, MO; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters: Dorothy Jones of Bethel, MO; and Bessie (Raymond) Stambaugh, of LaGrange, Missouri; three brothers: Ralph (Kaye) Lund, of Lewistown, Missouri; Richard Lund and Martin Lund, Jr., both of Bethel, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Clara Reddick of Taylor, MO, and Faye Lund of Bethel, MO; a brother-in-law, LeRoy Jones of Ewing, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Ruth Jones and Doris Bauerrichter; a brother, Donald Lund; and a son, Joseph Keith Lund.

   Reverend Jim Frye officiated for services September 7, 2007, in Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene under the direction of the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with burial in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Expressions of sympathy may be made in Memorial contributions to Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene or the charity of the donor’s choice in his name would be appreciated.