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Dennis Lee Lund

June 3, 1945 — January 28, 2024

Whitney, Idaho

Dennis Lee Lund

Dennis Lee Lund, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024, in Preston, Idaho at the Franklin County Medical Center. Dennis was born on June 3, 1945, to Leonard Baker Lund and Florence Hoopes in Preston, Idaho.  Dennis grew up around many family members. Dennis is survived by his siblings, Jerry (Lorna) Lund, Franklin, ID, Ira (Alicia) Lund, New Braunfels, Texas, and sister, Linda Lund, of Franklin, ID and a brother-in-law Rex Clark of Rexburg, ID.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Margaret (Leo) Gessel, Rhea (Lamont) Schenk, Frances Kay Clark, brother Charley, stillborn daughter, and brother, Knute.

 

Dennis grew up on a farm in Egypt east of Preston, Idaho and loved being outdoors. As a teenager, Dennis was on the Preston high school track team. He loved running and as he aged, he continued to love walking many miles.  Many neighbors in his community knew him because of his many mile walks.  He would work on vehicles with his dad and Uncle Don Baker at his Grandpa Lund’s home down the street from his parents’ home. Dennis loved Uncle Don.

 

Dennis and his younger brother, Charley were on a scout hunting trip in 1961 when Charley was killed in a gun accident.  After that experience, Dennis taught thousands of hours of gun safety in hunters’ education to help prevent another gun accident.

 

Dennis was a hard worker.  In his younger years he worked in construction laying forms for concrete work.  Later in life he did lots of yard work. Dennis served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the South New Zealand mission. He had a deep testimony of the power of the priesthood because of his experiences on his mission.

 

Dennis served as a Sergeant in the US Army and Preston Idaho National Guard for a total of 36 years. He was in the combat Engineer unit and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. He was a rifle marksman. He was a biathlete which consisted of cross-country skiing with a rifle on his back and then shooting. When he was in National Guard, he was a fire fighter.  He also was a Historian and assisted in publishing the book (among other photos and articles), “Citizen Soldiers” detailing the 2nd Squadron 116th Armored Cavalry of which he received the Meritorious Service Award.

 

Dennis graduated from Utah State University. Dennis loved photography and was good at it.  He took many photos and shared with others.  A photo of special note was the Logan temple photo that he took from the top of the old Logan hospital. Because of his vocation, each year he would produce a unique Christmas card with photos of tanks, guns, and other military equipment.

 

The last years of his life, Dennis resided in the Heritage Senior Assisted Living facility. Our family’s gratitude is expressed for all the kindness of people in our community and health care workers who assisted in his care throughout his life.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday February 3, 2024 in the Franklin Stake Center at 1:00 pm. A viewing will be held Saturday from 12:00-12:45 pm at the stake center. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com. Services will be available to stream live Saturday at 1:00 pm (MST) by clicking the following link:

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