James Vernon “Jim” Lund Sr., 82, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Missoula Health and Rehabilitation Center in Missoula, Mont.
He was born on Feb. 10, 1931, at Hinsdale, Mont., the son of Hilmer and Anna Bertha (Croston) Lund.
He attended schools in Hinsdale until completing the eighth grade when he went to work on the family ranch. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in Korea where he operated heavy equipment and was also the captain of the Army Boxing Team. He was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart.
Following his discharge, he lived in Rock Springs, Wyo., wher...