SALINA, Kan.-- Helen E. Lund, 89, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. She was born Oct. 13, 1929 to Fred and Ruth (Naureth) Trumpp. She grew up east of Clay Center, Kan., attending the Ebenezer Methodist Church and graduating from Clay Center High School. Her large, loving family included five special aunts and uncles who lived across the road. On Aug. 27, 1950 she married Donald Lund who preceded her in death in 2016. Together they farmed in Riley County until moving the farm operation to Saline County in 1969.
Helen’s life was one of selfless service to others, whether it was helping on the farm, cooking, or caring for grandchildren and great-grandchildren including a special fondness for her foster great-grandchildren. She and Donald could be seen at almost every game or concert where their grandchildren were participating. She sewed many heirloom quilts for her family and regularly used her sewing skills at missionary workdays at First Covenant Church where she and Donald were faithful members. Her strong faith, gentle spirit, and listening ways encouraged all who knew her.