Robert Dale Lund
Robert Dale Lund passed away Jan. 13, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home in Manti.
He was born July 30, 1931 in Manti, the son of Bryant Kimball and Edna Hansen Lund. He graduated from Manti High School and attended Snow College, Utah State University, and the University of Utah.
Dale married the love of his life, Janet James on July 29, 1953 in the Manti Temple. They were able to spend 64 years together. They raised three wonderful children, Connie, (deceased), Larry, and Steven. Janet preceded him in death on May 11, 2018.
Dale served in the U.S. Army in Tokyo, Japan as a communication specialist for the U.S. military. His wife and daughter were able to join him and live there for many months while he served.
Upon his return home, Dale worked for the Bradshaw Auto Parts Company for 28 years. In 1980, he and a business partner, Sandra Anderson, opened Main Auto and Truck Supply. His son, Larry was fortunate to work with him for many years and eventually bought the store.
A favorite pastime of Dale’s was spending time in the mountains, creek fishing, and having steak roasts with family and friends. He will long be remembered as one of the 4D’s along with his friends, Don Simmons, Dean Lund, and Doyle Larson. He enjoyed many trips down the Colorado River before Lake Powell was formed. He loved spending time on his 4-wheeler, Rhino, and Jeep exploring nature.
He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in various callings. One of his favorite callings was Scoutmaster.
He was always willing to help anyone and could fix almost anything that needed to be repaired. He and his brother, Dean, owned and operated Lund TV. He also operated the local television translator stations, which made it so county residence could enjoy watching TV.
Dale is survived by his sons: Larry (Pam) Lund, Steven (Melissa) Lund; seven grandchildren: Chans (Jennifer), Cassidie (Preston Goold), Colter (Jaylie), Courtney (Braelyn), Jessica (Jayden Henrie), Logan (Courtney), and Carson Lund, seven great-grandsons: Ryker, Anderson, Duke, Porter, Ty, Weston, and Max. A brother, Dean Lund, also survives him.
His wife, Janet; daughter, Connie; brothers, Douglas and Peter; and his parents Bryant and Edna Lund, preceded Dale in death.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 in the Manti Stake Center. Burial was in the Manti Cemetery with military honors by the Manti American Legion Post #31.
Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Dale’s obituary. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.