Lunke, Olive Irene (Moberg) (1917-2006)

Olive Lunke, 88, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Red Lake Falls, MN.

Olive Irene Moberg was born November 29, 1917 in Mud Lake Township, Marshall County, MN, the daughter of Hilmer and Pearl (Simmons) Moberg. She was baptized and confirmed at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt, MN. Olive attended and graduated from Lincoln High School, Thief River Falls, MN.

On November 30, 1938, Olive was united in marriage to Oscar Lunke in Holt, MN. The couple worked on the family farm in Holt until 1955. They then moved and lived in Plummer until 1972. In 1972, the couple made their home in Thief River Falls and Olive worked at Valley Home from 1972 until 1984.

Olive was a member of Holt Keenagers and served for many years on Northwest Senior Federation. In 1992, she was named Pennington County Outstanding Senior Citizen. Olive was president of the Plummer Local of the Minnesota Farmers Union for many years. She served in several offices in the Holt Keenagers.

Olive’s family was the utmost important thing in her life. She also followed and talked politics. Olive enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, and collecting salt and pepper shakers. She enjoyed thrashing bees, craft shows, and many activities at the Heritage Center.

Olive is survived by son, Orvis and wife, Donna Lunke, Grand Marais, MN; 2 grandchildren, Neil and wife, Nicole Peterson, St. Hilaire, MN and Scott and wife, Marcia Peterson, Thief River Falls, MN; 8 great grandchildren and a sister, Joyce (Clarence) Ness, Montgomery, AL.

She is joining her husband Oscar in heaven, her best friend and daughter Maxine and son in law Robert Peterson, parents, sisters, Bertha, Florence, Delores and Lydia, brothers, George, Gerald, Walter and Clifford.

[Interred Holt cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky

Author: W Saewyc

An amateur genealogist and internet hobbyist.

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