Jerry Lunde

January 29, 1944 - January 08, 2022

Jerry Lunde, 77, of Winona died peacefully at his home on Jan. 8, 2022, with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jerry LundeJerry was born on January 29, 1944, to Oswald and Hilda (Berends) Lunde in Granite Falls, MN. Oswald died in 1953 and Hilda married Jerry’s stepfather, Dale Reishus, in 1954. The family (including seven children) later moved to the Winona area, where another four siblings were born.

Jerry graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1962. He went on to graduate from the auto mechanic program at Winona Technical School. Shortly after graduation, he was employed as a machinist at Winona Knitting Mills and then at Knitcraft until retirement.

Jerry loved cars — in particular, cars that were “built for speed.” He had a passion for powerful, striking Ford Mustangs and painstakingly cared for several choice models: 1965 Coupe, 1966 Convertible, 1969 Boss 302 and 1970 Mach I. Jerry and his brothers went to every car show and drag race they could, where Jerry would often exhibit his classic cars.

Jerry was a quiet, strong presence in our loud and boisterous family. He often struggled to get a word in, but enjoyed and loved us in spite of (or because of) our high energy. Jerry was kind, smart, funny and generous, and he will be missed dearly by his family.

Jerry will remain in the hearts of his siblings, Rick Lunde, Lois Kozlowski (Bill), Jon Lunde (Jill), Francie Biesanz (Jeff), June Fox (Tim), Jo Nesler (Chuck), Stanley Reishus, Nancy Theis (Steve); sisters-in-law, Sharon Lunde and Della Sherman, and nieces/nephews, Lisa Lunde, Jen Crutchfield (Chris), Katie Fiorelli, Tina Halbakken (Adam), Jason Lunde (Stephanie), Jami Duncan (Rob), Samantha Zinth (Ben), Taylor Sweetman (Andy), Patrick Fox, John Fox, Dylan Fox, Seven Bailey (Tawnya Konobeck), Dan Nesler (Alison), Jeff Theis and Paul Theis.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Oswald Lunde, Hilda Reishus and Dale Reishus, as well as his brothers, David Lunde and Ronald Lunde.

A private family service will be held for Jerry. Hoff Celebration of Life Center – Goodview is assisting the family with arrangements. Cards may be sent to Hoff Celebration of Life Center, c/o Jerry Lunde Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987.

The livestream of Jerry’s service will be available here: