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Margaret C. Lundeen

Margaret C. Lundeen, age 84, of Annandale, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Annandale Care Center.

She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Maple Lake, to Herman and Dorothy (Vandergon) Gruys.

Margaret served her country in the US Navy during World War II as a nurse.

She graduated from the Abbott School of Nursing as a registered nurse, and worked as a public health nurse for Wright County, and as a school nurse for Howard Lake schools.

Margaret married Kermit Lundeen April 4, 1946, at the Silver Creek Reformed Church.

A member of the Annandale Evangelical Free Church, Margaret served as a deaconness, Sunday school teacher, member of White Cross, and in many church offices. She was also a member of the Annandale Care Center Auxiliary, and led many women’s community Bible studies.

Margaret enjoyed children, gardening, watching hummingbirds, spending time at the cabin, and helping others. Her faith, family, and friends always came first.

She is survived by her husband, Kermit of Annandale; daughter Maribeth of Stillwater; sons, Vincent (Peni) of Annandale, and Stephen (Pam) of Fairbanks, Alaska; brother Arnold (Ruth) Gruys of Annandale; granddaughters Tiffani of Annandale, and Tysann (David) Forsman of Cokato; and sister-in-law, Cornelia Gruys of Rogers.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brother Robert Gruys; and sister Evelyn Anderson.

Funeral services took place Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Annandale Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Dennis L. Johnson officiating. Music was provided by organist Phyllis Johnson, and vocalists Tysann Forsman and Sandy Thomas. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.

Friends called Sunday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m., and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

Pallbearers were Doug, Bob and Bruce Gruys, Ted Henson, Eric Luehrs, and Wade Thommen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care, Annandale.