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Dorothy M Lund, 97, of Rockford died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Alpine Fireside Health Center. Born August 9, 1920 in Silver Creek, Nebraska the daughter of Nels and Hilda (Carlsson) Hawkinson. Married Rudolph "Vern" Lund on March 27, 1948 in Rockford and shared 62 years together. During World War II, Dorothy worked at Continental Motors on the assembly line winding motors for the war effort. After raising her family, she worked for Carter Manufacturing assembling novelties. Member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Union Grange for more than 50 years.
Survived by sons, Ronald (Vickie) Lund of Rockford and Robert Lund of Indianapolis; Grandchildren Toria (Tim) Lessman of Chicago and Erik Lund (Abby Ross) of Rockford; and sister Helen (Roger) Myers of Rockford. Predeceased by husband, Vern; daughter, Diane; sister Mary Ann Copas; brothers Harold, Holger, Daryl, Roy, Arthur, Gerald; first husband Raynor Olson who died in World War II.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2018, at Olson Funeral Home, 1001 Second Ave., with Rev. Dr. Charles Olson of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials to Alpine Fireside Health Center 3650 North Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61114-4899. A special thank you to the staff of Alpine Fireside Health Center for their kindness and nurturing care.

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  1. Cyndi Hlavin

    My sincere sympathies and prayers in the loss of your dear loved one. May the God of all comfort, and surround you with His Peace.

  2. Brian & Judy Gustafson

    Ron, Bob, and family, Our sincere condolences to you all. We are confident that you have many fond memories of your parents/grandparents that we know will be a comfort to you. Brian and Judy I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend any of the services Friday. Judy

  3. Tricia Bovell

    Sympathies to your family. My parents, Marvin and Marbry Lightfoot, knew her through area Grange activities and always enjoyed her company. I remember her as a very kind lady.

  4. Randy & Roberta Calvert

    Our sympathy to Bob, Ron & Vickie on your loss of your mother. Calvary will miss her. Sorry we will miss the funeral.

  5. Bill H.

    So sad to hear of this passing, a gem of a lady. Experiences with Dorthy shine on in my heart and will not be forgotten. Wish you all the best in grieving this tremendous loss.

  6. Merv Huckstep

    Ron and Vicky, may God be with you during this trying time in your lives.Ruth and I will put you on our pray chain at our church.

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