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Obituary

Christian Mark Lunde

February 10, 2023 | 40 comments

Christian Lunde, 30, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2023. He was born in Cudahy, WI and came to live in Onalaska as an infant. He graduated from Onalaska High School in 2010. He started playing hockey at the young age of four and continued into high school, then moved into coaching LaCrescent youth teams. He achieved his black belt in karate, played baseball and football as a youth, and High School soccer. He went on to WTC to study as an EMT-Paramedic. Christian was a kind soul who loved hockey, animals, kids, people, and was always willing to listen to and help those less fortunate. He enjoyed helping annually with the Onalaska/Holmen Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Christian was a proud member of the (SAL) Sons of the American Legion Onalaska Post 336 and represented the LAVMP at the Blue Dragon Races.

Christian was a crew member at various establishments including Drugans, Subway, River City Irrigation, Kwik Trip, The Timbers, Rocky Rococos, Home Depot, Taco Bell, Festival Foods, and as a casualty role player at Ft McCoy and Camp Douglas.

Survivors include his mother, Jean Lunde (Dan Ferries); Aunts: Lyn (Rick) Koller, Judy (Rick) Jackson, Nikki (Steve) Oesterle, Mischell Markin, Terri (Roger) Kendhammer, Lynn Lunde, Jennifer Glasspoole, and Nikki Lunde; Uncles: Mike (Mary) Antony, Nick Dunnum (Cindy Puent), Scott (Amy) Dunnum, Mark Lunde, Keith Lunde, and Gary (Pam) Lunde; His birth mother Christie Lunde and her sons Vaedrik and Maelik; Grandfather: Rev. Delbert Permann; Dan’s children – Bryan Ferries and Brittany (Charles) Richards; Grandmother: Kathy Glasspoole; He is also survived by numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles, many other relatives, and a wonderful recovery community of friends.

Preceding him in death were his father, Steven Lunde (2009); Aunt: Judy Wilson; Uncles: David Lunde, Dennis Lunde, Ron Lueck, and Pat Lueck; Grandparents: Vivian and Nick Antony, Judith Permann, and Arthur & Arlene Lunde.

In his honor, please remember to show compassion for those who battle the demon of mental health and substance use disorder. They are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, and loved ones of families who miss them daily. Our wish is for people to embrace mental health and addiction as a health issue and treat it with compassion instead of judgement.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to La Crosse Lighthouse, La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program, Coulee Recovery Center, or OEF Onalaska/Holmen Thanksgiving Dinner.

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Christian’s life will be held March 18, 2023 at Coulee Region Cremation with visitation from 10:00-11:00 and Services by Chaplain Jeff Thomson at 11:00.

Rest in Peace my Buddy! Love you always and forever….the Mom and Dan!

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40 Comments

  1. Laurie Jean Lawrence

    Christian I will remember you as a kind loving guy. I didn’t know you very long but you made a big imprint on my heart ♥ So sorry for your loved ones. 💔God wrap your loving arms around Him and comfort his family and girlfriend 💕

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    • Jean

      Thank you so much. He absolutely loved people. He loved listening most of all & helping them through hard times.

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      • Vickie Ganrude

        I’m so sorry Jean and family. I love your obituary and the meaning behind the words. Christian was always so happy and fun loving. I will catch up with you persuwjen I get home. Peace to you all.

        Vickie

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  2. Elsa Trammell Yohn

    Peace to Jean and her entire family as they process the loss of Christian. We are old childhood friends who have survived many traumas. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God hears the prayers of the brokenhearted.

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    • Jean

      Thank you my dear friend.

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  3. Donna Viner

    Jean I’m so so sorry. He was so sweet and kind to everyone. I loved our talks him and I had lately. God bless all of you.

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    • Jean

      Thank you so much Donna for reaching out to him. He enjoyed your talks each & every time. I’m pretty sure your talks helped him realize his value.

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  4. Iris Dus

    Jean, I am saddened to hear of Christian’s passing. When we worked together, he always had a big smile on his face. My thought’s and prayer’s are with you all.

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    • Jean

      Thank you Iris for being his friend & your kind words.

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  5. Frank

    This disease is taking far too many of our young people. My heart goes out to the family

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  6. Frank and Shari Collas

    Jean, this is such heartbreaking news to hear of Christians passing. He was such a sweet and kind young man. He will never be forgotten by anyone who knew and loved him. Please know that we are praying for you and your family. Much love to you all, during this tragic time.

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    • Jean

      Thanks Frank & Shari for the kind thoughts. Thanks for being his hockey coach & family.

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  7. Tina Sharpe-Antony

    My heart is so very heavy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a kind soul and I know how much he was loved and loved in return. I’m so sorry. God bless

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    • Jean

      Thanks Tina for the sweet kind words & prayers. He loved working for you. Thanks for giving him his first real job.

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  8. Denise Pagonis

    Dear Jean and Family, my heart is deeply saddened by Christian’s passing and my goes out to you.

    I have fond memories of Christian and the times he spent with my family. He was a bright and caring young man!

    All my love

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    • Jean

      Denise, Thanks for being so kind & letting him be a part of your family. He loved spending time there & loved the littles.

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  9. Megan Skilling

    Christian was a good friend of mine. I’m sorry to hear this. He’ll be missed. ❤️

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  10. Dennis & Denise Furlong

    Jean and Dan, You have our sympathy in regards to the passing of Christian. The last time I saw him he was a little boy. He’s now with the angels.
    We also experienced a recent loss. My sister, MaryLou, passed away on Feb.9th (Jack Funeral Home, Blair). Christian and MaryLou are looking down on us now. Rest in peace for both of them and may God comfort you.

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    • Jean

      Thank you for the kind words & being our neighbor. So sorry to hear about your sister.

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  11. Patti and Al Gudmundson

    We are so sorry for this tragic loss. Prayers for peace are sent to your family.

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  12. David and Suzanne Frey

    Our condolences, Jean. So sorry for your loss.

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    • Jean

      Thank you so much.

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  13. Tom & Nancy Hammill

    Jean and Dan. We are sorry for your loss. Christian was a special individual who we enjoyed.

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    • Jean

      Thanks Tom & Nancy. He always asked about Tom since he knew him since he was a little guy.

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  14. LuAnn Roth

    Jean, Dan, family and friends,
    This news is heartbreaking. Chuck and I are lifting you all up in prayer for strength, comfort and trust that Christian is no longer torn apart by the struggle of addiction.

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    • Jean

      Thanks LuAnn & Chuck. He always enjoyed your family during hockey trips.

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  15. Gabriel Hicks

    Jean, so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    • Jean

      Thanks Gabe for the thoughts & prayers.

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  16. Jim and Sue Bialecki

    Jean and Dan,

    We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Know that Christian is resting in the arms of Jesus and is at peace. We pray that God will grant you peace, comfort and beautiful memories.

    Jim and Sue Bialecki

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    • Jean

      Jim & Sue, Thank you so much for the thoughts & Prayers. Jim, Thanjs for letting Christian tag along when he was younger to a lot of my meetings.

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  17. Jay Twite

    Christain was a great young man. Always had a smile and loved playing hockey. Rest in peace my Friend you will always be remembered
    Jay & Wendy Twite

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    • Jean

      Jay & Wendy, Thanks for all the hockey fun & thanjs gif the phone call the other day. He sure enjoyed each & everyone of our hockey families.

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  18. Louise Zoerb

    Dear Jean,
    My friend and I grew to know and love Christian when he worked at Subways. I am so saddened to hear of his passing. He was a loving and caring person. We miss him.

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    • Jean

      Thank you. He sincerely loved his Subway crew.

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  19. Mike & Gina McCaffrey

    Jean and Dan we are so sorry for your loss, my family’s thought and prayers to you and your family

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    • Jean

      Mike & Gina, Thank you did the kind thoughts & prayers.

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  20. Monica Kruse

    Jean and Dan – sincere condolences to you and all those who loved Christian. May your loving memories sustain and comfort you!
    Monica

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  21. Luke Johnson

    Sweetest kid in the old neighborhood, great times growing up playing games and eating your Dad’s Bear Jerky! RIP Christian

    – The Johnson’s

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  22. Bryan Morris

    So sorry for your loss. I hope his memory lives strongly in you all as you grieve. He will also be missed by his hockey family. Sincerely, Onalaska Hockey alumni group.

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  23. Carol Hubbard

    Jean, Dan, & family,
    So very sorry for your loss. May God hold you in his comforting embrace.
    Carol & Bruce Hubbard

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