Ole Norman Lunde
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 24, 2004
Ole Norman Lunde, 86, Sammamish, Wash., a retired professor of math at Oregon In-stitute of Technology, died Jan. 28, 2004, in Kirkland, Wash.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at First Presbyterian Church at 601 Pine St.
Mr. Lunde was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Oslo, Norway, to Karl Johann Samuel Lunde and the former Margit Pauline Olsen.
He immigrated to the United States with his mother in July of 1921 and they joined his father in Minnesota.
They moved from Minnesota to Portland in September of 1930.
He met his future wife Estella Alta on May 31, 1938, and they were married on Sept. 26, 1941, in Portland.
He was employed by West Coast Engraving from 1935 until 1942.
He became a United States citizen on Feb. 19, 1942, and joined the Navy on May 7, 1942, serving during World War II until being discharged in September 1945.
He also served in the Air Force during the Korean War from April 1, 1951, until September 1952.
Mr. Lunde worked for Sears Roebuck & Co. from 1945 until moving in 1957 from Portland to Klamath Falls to teach mathematics at Oregon Institute of Technology. He retired in 1982 and remained in Klamath Falls until moving to Sammamish last December.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University in 1966 after going to summer school and night school for six years.
During the summer months, he served as a ranger at Crater Lake National Park from 1968 through 1974.
Mr. Lunde was involved in his church, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, bowling leagues, Klamath County Historic Society, Friends of Crater Lake, and OIT organizations.
He donated 15 gallons of blood and was an on-call universal donor.
He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, bridge and travel. He visited all 50 states in the United States many times, went on several cruises to the Panama Canal, Caribbean and Alaska, and traveled to Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Mexico and Canada.
He spent his 50th wedding anniversary at the Great Wall of China.
Survivors include his daughter Judith Fallow of Sammamish; son Peter Lunde of Medford; grandchildren Crystal Fallow of Scottsdale, Ariz., Brian Fallow of Bellingham, Wash., Eric Lunde of Gresham, and Serena Chilton.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 12, 2000.
Memorial donations may be made to Klamath Hospice, 437 Main St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601, or the charity of the donor’s choice.