Margaret Letetia Lunda

Margaret Letetia (Vail) Lunda, 103, died July 25, 2015, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa, Iowa.

She was born April 4, 1912, in Potter County, S.D., to the late Albert and Nellie (Munyon) Vail. She grew up the youngest of five children. On Nov. 14, 1935, she married Arthur E. Lunda and they began their life together on the family farm in Lebanon, S.D. There they had their four children: Ardyce, Maurice, Iris and Lloyd. They lived there until 1968. After selling the family farm in 1968, they moved to Enumclaw. Following her husband’s death in 1976, she moved to Arizona to live with her daughter and son-in-law until she went to Elmwood Care Centre in 2011.

She served as a regular pioneer (full-time minister) for Jehovah’s Witnesses for the last 32 years of her life.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Ardyce Shaw and Iris and Bob Meisner; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Maurice Lunda and Lloyd and Tammy Lunda; sister-in-law Edna Vail; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters Florence Lunda and Nellie Van Den Eykel; brothers Alex Vail and Orville Vail; daughter-in-law Harriet Lunda; son-in-law Lloyd Shaw; and an infant son and daughter.

Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 24009 S.E. 436th S.T., Enumclaw. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Memorial Park in Enumclaw.

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