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Clarence Edwin Lundeen

Clarence Edwin Lundeen, 97, Cokato, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Cokato Manor.

Services were conducted Nov. 21, at Albion Evangelical Free Church, rural Cokato. The message and music were provided by his family. Interment was at the Albion Cemetery.

Clarence Edwin Lundeen was born Nov. 11, 1908, to August and Ellen (Shuneson) Lundeen. He attended school through eighth grade and then helped on the farm.

He married Margaret Farrell on Nov. 15, 1929. During his early marriage he worked for the Works Projects Administration (WPA). For many years he farmed the home place with his mother.

In the early 1940s he purchased the ice business in Howard Lake. He eventually went back to farming, first renting north of Howard Lake and then purchasing the family farm in Middleville Township. In the mid 1950s, he began selling silos, mink feeding carts and cars. He then received a patent for the Lundeen tractor cab and manufactured cabs until the company was sold.

He enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, bowling, golfing and pitching horseshoes.

Margaret Lundeen died in 1982. In 1983, he married Ethel Fristedt Beier.

He was a lifetime member of Albion Evangelical Free Church.

Survivors include children, Ralph (Margaret), Betty (Elroy) Dahlin, all of Cokato, and Kathyrn (Sydney) Stenberg of Howard Lake; grandchildren, Becky Bravinder, Vicky Neighbors, Randy Lundeen, Patty Olson, Joel Lundeen, Rich Lundeen, Cheryl Lundeen, David Juntunen, Steve Stenberg, Tom Stenberg, Dave Stenberg, Julie Kleve, Kim Beeken, Kurt Dahlin and Jill Pingel; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his second wife in January of 2005; his parents, a son, Kenneth; brothers, Gene, Simon, Victor, Reuben, Enoch and Harvey; and sisters, Selma, Ida and Esther.

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