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Lou Ann Lund

November 20, 1932 — April 7, 2023

Lou Ann Lund, 90, of Sioux City, IA, passed away Friday, April 7, 2023 at a local hospital.

Lou Ann was born in Sioux City to Robert and Loretta (Cantin) Browning on November 20, 1932.

Lou Ann grew up in her grandparents’ home in Jefferson, SD, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1951.  On October 10, 1953, she married Gordon Lund in Sioux City.  They were blessed to have five children: Kay, Linn, Cindy, Vic and Lori.

As a young girl, Lou Ann was employed as a switchboard operator in Jefferson, SD.  After graduation, Lou Ann worked as a buyer for the Women’s Ready-to-Wear section at Sears and as a department manager of Sportswear at Montgomery Wards.  In her later years, Lou Ann worked at the Roe Dairy in Leeds, Sioux City Community School Lunch Program and as a receptionist at Woodbury County Community Action Agency.

Lou Ann enjoyed many activities and hobbies including interior design, painting and being active in local craft shows for over 40 years.

Lou Ann was a big fan of basketball and enjoyed her son and granddaughter playing for Heelan High School. 

She loved listening to music and sang in three church choirs:  St. Peters in Jefferson, SD, St. Michaels and St. Joseph in Sioux City, IA.

Lou Ann is survived by her children: Kay (Bill) Hinkhouse of Larchwood, IA; Linn (Dan) Irwin of Pierson, IA; Cindy (Rick) Beyer of Sioux City, IA; Lori (Bill) Decker of Davenport, IA; and daughter-in-law Janice Lund, of Sioux City, IA. Lou Ann was also blessed with ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

Lou Ann was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Joe and Hortense Cantin of Jefferson, SD; her parents; her husband Gordon, in 1991; brother James Browning, in 2018; sister-in-law Reba Browning, in 2009; and son Vic, in 2023.

Abiding by her wishes, no public service will be held.   


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