Barbara J. Lund

The glow of the sunrise upon her, loving family in prayer around her, Barbara Jean Lund, 83, drew her last sweet breath and was embraced by God’s peaceful arms on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.

She was born Barbara Jean Rogers on Feb. 13, 1935, in Cleveland, Tennessee, to John Mitchell Rogers and Ethel Cora (Whaley) Rogers.

She grew up in a primitive log cabin in the Smoky Mountains. Her childhood was spent in the hills picking black walnuts and berries, canning and laundry with her mamaw, tending to the animals with her papaw and singing hymns with her grandmother. Later, her life brought her to Illinois where she worked at Oleson Transportation and she met the love of her life, her soulmate Victor Lund. They married in 1964 and moved to make their homestead in Shawano. She was a devoted housewife and Victor’s right hand “lady” as owners of Lund’s Bar, where she treated customers to her wonderful cooking and Southern hospitality. She was a member of the Homemakers “Flour Queens” for 45 years, as well as Jerusalem Cemetery Association and Faith Circle. Her forever full-time job was her family. Always there for her children and grandchildren with a wise word or sweet subtle “invisible switch” across the tush.

We are incredibly blessed with all the writings we continue to stumble upon of direction, encouragement and life stories; always wanting and knowing what’s best for us through all our lives, even after she’s gone to her eternal home.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her children, James “Jimmy” Lemons, of Tennessee, Linda (Mike) Pasterski, of Shawano, Vicky (Don) Ebelt, of Neenah, Debbie (Greg Seymour) McCann, of Shawano, Dawn (Carl) Meulemans, of Appleton, and Kelly (Dave Druckrey) Lund of Shawano. She was a proud and honored grandmother to 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, plus one on the way. She is further survived by her sister, Johnnie (John) Gallman, of Fort Gaines, Georgia, and her brother Richard (Judy) Ownby, of LaGrange, Illinois. She is also survived by her dear friend, Eileen Elertson, who was always there for her.

Waiting to wrap her in their arms in heaven are her loving husband, Victor; two daughters, Nancy Mathison and Sally Lund; her son-in-law, Jeff McCann; and her grandson, Corey Marcus Victor Selle.

Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano with Vicar Lois Graper officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery in Lunds. Visitation will be held at Swedberg Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. and again on Friday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

We are forever grateful for the loving care given by the staff at Care Partners in Clintonville (Special thank you to Stacie, Trish and Emma); Miranda, Nicole and Anna at Shawano Health Services; Dr. Ben Schlais and Ann Papendorf at ThedaCare of Shawano; and Dr. Mindy Frimodig for your devoted care the last 13 years. A very special thank you to Greg Seymour, for his unending concern and support through this difficult time. Mostly, we would like to thank the staff of ThedaCare Hospice and Homecare for all you have done not only for Mom but for what you have done for us as a family. A special thank you to Kristy Crum for being there for us and being such a gifted nurse. Also a special thank you to Kathy Micoley for your very special visit and support. Your kindness and support will never be forgotten.