Russell H. Lunde, 66, of Zumbrota, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester, Saint Marys Campus after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Minneola Township, with the Rev. Randall Kuznicki officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Russell Harvey Lunde was born on March 10, 1950, in Red Wing to Monrad and Margot (Schwendicke) Lunde. He was baptized at Lands Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church. In high school, Russ started working for Lueck Implement and graduated from Pine Island High School in 1968. After graduating, Russ started working at Methodist Hospital, he married Deborah Hinz on June 17, 1972, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Minneola Township, and they made their home in Zumbrota. Russell also worked for the Farm & Home store and Mid America Dairymen. Most recently Russ worked at Treasure Island as a security guard. Russ retired in March of 2015. Russ was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church - Minneola Township. Russ enjoyed his grandkids, family and friend gatherings, hunting, fishing and playing cribbage. Russ is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Debbie; two children, daughter, Megan Lunde of Zumbrota and son, Ryan (Melissa) Lunde of St. Cloud, Minn.; their children, Corban, Zara, Xavier and a grandson on the way; mother, Margot Lunde of Zumbrota; two sisters, Bev Pike of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Barb Sitsch of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; one brother, Michael (Nadeen) Lunde of Pine Island; brothers-in-law, Tom (Deb) Hinz of Zumbrota and Scott Hinz of Louisville, Ky.; and many extended family. Russ was preceded in death by his father, Monrad Lunde.