Ronald Dean Lunde, 69
Ronald Dean Lunde, 69, passed from us on Sunday, April 25, 2021, in his home in Ponderay, Idaho.
Born April 16, 1952, in Denver, Colorado, to Charles and Carlene Lunde, he and his twin brother Don, joined older siblings, Dale, Linda, and Ken. After Charles passed away in 1964, the family moved to Sandpoint, where they settled on Rapid Lightning Road near Carlene’s parents, Claude and Lola Henry. From an early age, he enjoyed playing piano and guitar.
Ron graduated from Sandpoint High in 1970 and on June 1, 1971, entered the U.S. Navy. It was while serving in Seoul, South Korea, at Commander U.S. Naval Forces, Korea, that he met and married Hae Ok Kim. He and Hae Ok had three lovely children, Warron, Erica, and John. When his tour in Korea ended, the family moved to Southern California, where Ron was discharged from the Navy on December 12, 1978. After his discharge from the Navy, Ron worked in the travel industry. Ron and Hae Ok divorced in 1982, after which, Ron moved to Seattle where he worked in a travel agency, and later moved back to Sandpoint and drove truck for Ace Septic. He loved Sandpoint, and always wanted to be there.
Ron is survived by his mother, Catharine Carlene Henry Davis; three children, Warron (Hilde), Erica, (Jack Marshall), and John (Tiffany); nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his twin brother, Don (Teresa) of Sandpoint and brothers Dale of Hope Idaho, and Ken (Celeste) of Sandpoint; older sister, Linda Norlen of Spokane; and many nieces and nephews who enjoyed listening to Uncle Ron play guitar and sing.
Services with military honors will be held graveside at Pack River Cemetery on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 2 p.m., with Richard Hege officiating.
Family and friends are invited to sign Ron’s online guest book at www.coffeltfuneral.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Coffelt Funeral Service.