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Memorial services for Alden Lundebrek of Starbuck, will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Indherred Lutheran Church, rural Starbuck, with Reverend Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Alden Telford Lundebrek was born on March 6, 1935 to Adolph and Clara (Gulbrandson) Lundebrek of Benson, Minnesota. Alden was the first son and fifth child of seventeen children. He was raised on the family farm in Langhei Township, Pope County. He was baptized at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church in rural Benson. He received his education from District 65 Country School until 8th grade, when his father passed away and Alden chose to quit school and stay home to help the family and work on the farm alongside his uncle Carl Lundebrek.
In his early 20’s, Alden moved to the Twin Cities where he worked for BorSon Construction as a mason. He developed lifelong friendships while living in the Cities. Friendships that remained until he passed away.
In the fall of 1962, Alden met Kay in Minneapolis. They were married on April 27, 1963 in Garner, Iowa. They had two children. Dana was born in 1963 and John in 1965. The family eventually moved to Lowry where Alden rented land and farmed. After several years, they bought a farm north of Starbuck. They raised their family there until Alden retired from farming and they moved into town.
Alden was a talented mason, but his real love was farming. His son-in-law asked him what he’d do if he won a million dollars. Without skipping a beat, he said, “I’d farm it until I had nothing left!”. He loved to be out in the field; it wasn’t just his job, it was in his soul.
More important than farming, was his family. Alden and Kay loved to dance. They would be the first on the dance floor and the last off. They also loved to travel to visit family and friends. They moved to Missouri where they spent time with friends and enjoyed pontoon rides on Lake of the Ozarks. Kay struggled with health issues later in life and Alden was there to tend to her needs and take care of her. When her health declined, he did not leave her side until she was called home to Jesus in May 2016. He had a true servant’s heart. He missed her every day.
Alden saw his legacy in his family. The grandchildren kept him young and even more quick-witted! He was proud of his children and he loved the little ones. Alden was a caring and gentle man. He was kind. Humble. He didn’t care about money or riches - he cared about his people. He never let an opportunity pass without telling his family he loved them. He was grateful for every moment he had with his family.
Alden passed away peacefully November 11, 2022, surrounded by his children and family. He was 87 years old. He will be missed every day by his family.
Alden is survived by his two children, Dana (Charlie) Parks, John (Heather) Lundebrek. Grandchildren: Hannah (Aaron) Hubbard, Rachel (Barry) Walker, Andrew (fiancé Karlyn Schori) Parks, Ethan Lundebrek, Alex Lundebrek; Great-Grandchildren: Brooklyn Walker, Grayson Walker, Ella Walker and baby girl Callahan Hubbard due in February; Siblings: Lila Healy, Beatrice Beam, Lillian (Jon) Hvezda, Oliver Lundebrek, Kenneth (LaVonne) Lundebrek, Floyd (Carmen) Lundebrek, Earl (Vivian) Lundebrek, Arlene Quam, Carol Simonson and LeRoy (Mary Jo) Lundebrek; Sister-in-law: Brenda Lundebrek and Brother-in-law: Lee Hedum. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews - each & every one held a special place and memory in his heart. He was truly blessed.
Alden is preceded in death by his wife, Kay; parents: Adolph and Clara Lundebrek, special uncle, Carl Lundebrek; Sisters: Carol Ann Lundebrek, Glenna Hedum, Orla Espelien, Adeline Johnsrud and Clarine Geno; and brother: Luvern Lundebrek.
Friday, December 2, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Starbuck Funeral Home
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Indherred Lutheran Church
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