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Paul E. Lundy

May 5, 2019
Estherville News

A memorial for Paul E. Lundy, 91, of Wallingford, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Wallingford Lutheran Church in Wallingford with

Pastor Christine Lang officiating. Interment will be at Wallingford Lutheran Cemetery, Wallingford. He died on Feb. 4, 2019, at his home in Wallingford.

Paul Eugene Lundy, son of Silas O. Lundy and Ina Bettea (Refsell) Lundy, was born on a farm in Twelve Mile Lake Township, Emmet County, Iowa, Feb. 26, 1928.

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He was baptized and confirmed in the Wallingford Lutheran Church. He graduated from Estherville High School in 1946. He was in the army in Korea 1946-1948 working in radio maintenance. He went to St. Olaf College 1948-1952 graduating with a BA degree. As a student, Paul worked at the radio station WCAL as a radio engineer and continued working at the radio station one year after graduating.

He enrolled at the University of Minnesota 1953-1956 and received a BS in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for the American Lutheran Church in audio and visual communications at the time several synods were coming together to form the American Lutheran Church. He purchased a shop in St. Paul that specialized in the installation of high-fidelity sound systems in the home. He installed a system in the home of the then governor of Minnesota. He sold his shop and took a job with the Arion Corporation in Minneapolis as a communications engineer to build equipment that could operate up to 20 video cassette players and three movie projectors. They produced shows showing city history and activities with shows in New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Toronto and other places. The show in New York City was still running after 20 years and the show in San Francisco was backed by Bing Crosby. Paul retired in the 1980s and in 1988 sold his home in Golden Valley, Minn., and moved to Wallingford to help his mother who died January 1991. His dad had died in January 1986.

Paul sang in the choir and taught an adult Sunday School class based on the works of Les Feldick.

Paul is survived by a brother Harvey in Estherville and a sister Kathryn Holmblad, Faribault, Minn., and a sister-in-law Dorothy Lundy, Fitchburg, Wis., and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Donald and a nephew Steven.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.henryolsonfuneral@gmail.com.

 
 
 

 

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