Eunice Muriel Virginia Lundeen
Eunice Muriel Virginia Lundeen, age 91, of Cokato, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the Parkview Care Center in Buffalo.
She was born Sept. 2, 1914 at Rice Lake in Stockholm Township to Albert and Alyce (Peterson) Munson. Eunice’s parents owned and operated the Rice Lake General Store.
Eunice attended Rice Lake country school, and graduated from Cokato High School with the class of 1929. She then went on to Normal Teachers Training at St. Cloud Teachers College.
Eunice met Ervin Lundeen while teaching at Murback School, and they were married in 1938, at her parents’ home. Eunice and Ervin made their first home in Cokato, just north of the school.
Through the years, they lived in various homes in Cokato, and also made their home on a farm in the Morris area for two years. They then returned to Cokato, moving to a home on Broadway Avenue.
Eunice and Ervin spent many winters in Yuma, Ariz. Eunice enjoyed her time in Arizona, and continued traveling there following Ervin’s death.
Eunice was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato, and was involved with the teachers’ association. She enjoyed sewing, needlework, and cooking for her family.
Eunice is survived by her son, Gary, of Maple Grove; and her daughter, Ramona (Merrill) Birkholz of Howard Lake; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ervin; three brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato with the Rev. Steve Thorson officiating. Music was provided by Karen Anderson. Interment will take place in the spring at Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation took place Saturday, March 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continued Sunday at the church for one hour, prior to the service.
Casket bearers were Darren Birkholz, Daniel Birkholz, Jedd Birkholz, Jonathan Birkholz, Jennifer Brosdahl, David Lundeen, and Jody Selin.
Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato.