by | January 5, 2021 2:14 pm

Jim Lund, age 79, of Ulysses, Kansas, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, at his home in Ulysses, Kansas. He was born March 27, 1941, in East York Township, Ontario, Canada, the son of Wilbert Stanley and Frances Jane Viola (Johnson) Lund.

Jim grew up in Canada until 1979 when he relocated to the Phoenix area to develop fiber optics. He received his naturalization on November 26, 1985. Jim worked in many different states including California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. He married Gayla J. (Carter) Mills on June 6, 2008 in Moriarty, New Mexico. In November of 2010 Jim and Gayla, together, relocated to Ulysses for retirement. 

Jim is survived by his children, Lance Lund and wife Lori of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Julie Ramsay and husband Kevin of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Leslie Devlin and husband Tom of Colorado Springs, Colorado; step-children, Jonanna Hunley and husband Bryan of Roswell, New Mexico, Wayne Maddox and wife Kim of Lubbock, Texas, Kelly Musick of Rogers, Arkansas, Heather Grimes and husband Troy of Ulysses, Joseph Mills and wife Anita of Pratt, Kansas, Shannon Kastl of Ulysses; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends all over the world.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Lund; one brother and two sisters.

A private family Memorial Service will be Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jay Mykytiuk and Pastor José Linares officiating. The service may also be viewed live on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Harvest Christian School in Ulysses, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880.  Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.

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