The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Harold "Hal" Lund

 

August 30, 2017

Harold "Hal" Lund died peacefully on July 19, 2017 in Bellevue, WA at the age of 86.

Hal Lund is survived by his wife, Shirley Lund, Tacoma, WA; sons Mark Lund, wife Lisa, Bainbridge, WA; Brett Lund, wife Cheryll, Laurel, MT; Craig Lund, wife Nadine, Louisville, CO; Jeff Lund, wife Renee, Bellevue, WA and grandchildren, Lindsay Lund, Garrett Lund, Leah Burns (husband Tim), Kandra Diefenderfer (husband Craig), Taylor Lund, Ciera Lund, Nick Lund, Hailey Lund, and great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Reese. He is preceded in death by brothers Clint Lund and Paul Lund.

Hal was born on October 10, 1930 in Colorado Springs, CO to Jesse and Frances Lund. In 1954 he graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. degree in pharmacy. After practicing pharmacy for 12 years, he joined Buttrey Foods in Montana where he was Vice President of Retail Operations for 20 years. He then served as a General Manager of West Coast Grocery in Tacoma, WA for 5 years before retiring. During this time, he pursued an art career in his spare time until he could devote himself full-time to his sculpture after retirement. In his 30-year career as an artist, he produced over 80 Western bronze sculptures portraying wildlife, rodeo cowboys and Native American life in his beloved Montana. Hal was raised on a ranch in the Bear Paw Mountains of Montana and met the love of his life, Shirley, in Big Sandy, MT. Hal and Shirley were regulars at the CM Russell auction over the years, where they enjoyed the company of friends and fellow artists. Hal's Sheltie Collies were never far from his side.

We will miss you, husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor – we love you Poppy.

Condolences can be sent to information@halundbronzes.com.

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