Arlyn Victor Lund, age 83, a resident of Grantsburg, passed away on Nov. 21, 2020 from complications from COVID-19 at Abbot Northwestern Hospital with his family by his side.
Arlyn was born Nov. 21, 1937 in Geneva, IL to Victor and Velma (Stich) Lund. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1956. Arlyn was enlisted in the United States Army Reserve until 1966 when he was honorably discharged after fulfilling his commitment. He also served on the Geneva Fire Department for 18 years, in which he started the “Geneva Fire Department Clown Unit” which traveled to all the local town parades.
On Aug. 18, 1963 Arlyn married the love of his life, Carolyn Ann Olsen, and they raised two children.
Arlyn worked at Burgess Norton in Geneva until they moved to Grantsburg in 1977 where he was employed at Parker Hannifin until he retired in 2005. Arlyn also served on the Volunteer Fire Department until he retired.
Arlyn enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada, snowmobiling and four wheeling with his friends, their two Corvettes and the love of fixing and showing his collection of antique gas engines at local events. You could always find him tinkering around trying to fix or rebuild something.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Victor and Velma Lund.
Arlyn is survived by his wife; Carolyn, children; Tracey (Jason) Hansen, Danbury, Todd Lund, Danbury, sister; Lana Noble, along with granddaughters; Jessica Peterson and Amanda Coen, great grandchildren; Bradon, Khloie, Alayna, Brooklyn, Tucker, Aubree, and Avaleigh, sisters-in-law; Kathi Wilson and Mary (Dr. John L) Coon and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg.
Arrangements were entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Webster. Online condolences can be made at www.swedberg-taylor.com.