Kermit Vincent Lundeen, age 89, of Annandale, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the Annandale Care Center.
He was born July 17, 1920, at Annandale, to Carl and Ruth (Isaacson) Lundeen.
Kermit graduated from Annandale High School in 1938, and in 1944, from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
He married Margaret C. Gruys April 4, 1946, in Silver Creek. She preceded him in death Nov. 8, 2007.
From 1944-1949, Kermit worked in the Twin Cities at several accounting firms and then, until 1953, operated his own accounting business in Buffalo and Annandale. Kermit then joined the family business, Lundeen Brothers Ford in Annandale.
He was a member of Annandale Evangelical Free Church, serving in numerous capacities including church chairman, trustee, church board, Sunday school teacher, social concerns board, and deacon board.
Kermit served on the Annandale School Board from 1951 to 1972, and was a member of the Clinic Corporation Board that was instrumental in starting the Annandale Care Center, serving on the board of directors from 1982 to 1996, and since then, on the finance committee.
In addition, Kermit was a member of the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, Annandale Development Corporation, Camp Shamineau board, Annandale State Bank board, and Annandale Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his three children, Maribeth Lundeen (Punch VanGrasstek) of Stillwater, Vincent (Peni) Lundeen of Annandale, and Stephen (Pam) Lundeen of Fairbanks, AK; two grandchildren, Tiffani Lundeen of Annandale, and Tysann (David) Forsman of Cokato; a brother, Carroll (Aileen) Lundeen of Eden Prairie; and a sister, Virginia (Armin) Luehrs of Eden Prairie.
In addition to his wife, Margaret, Kermit was preceded in death by his sisters, Grace Peerman and Joyce Thommen.
Funeral services took place Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Annandale Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. Music was provided by Tysann Forsman, Sandy Thomas, Phyllis Johnson, and Sue Harris and friends. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Annandale.
Friends called at the church Sunday, Jan. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m., and also one hour prior to the service Monday. There was a prayer service Sunday at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers were David Forsman, Eric Luehrs, Ted Henson, Wade Thommen, and Doug and Bruce Gruys.
The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale; obituary, guestbook and video tribute online at dingmannfuneral.com
Memorials are preferred to Annandale Evangelical Free Church or Annandale Care Center.