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Lucas Gandrud

Jan. 22, 1969-Dec. 5, 2008

Lucus C. Gandrud, 39, of Audubon, died Friday, December 5, 2008 at his residence.

Lucus C. Gandrud was born to Richard and Kathleen (Houglum) Gandrud on Jan. 22, 1969 in Detroit Lakes. He grew up and attended school in Audubon, graduating from Audubon High School. He was confirmed in First Lutheran Church in Audubon. He attended Moorhead State University for four years. Following college he returned to Audubon, where he farmed for his entire life.

Luke loved to hunt, and took trips to Colorado as well as North and South Dakota. He also fished in Canada, South Dakota, Mexico and throughout Minnesota. He loved his Harley, and enjoyed trips to Sturgis, Nevada, and throughout Minnesota. He also enjoyed snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains, and Yellowstone Park.

During his life, Luke visited the state of Washington and the Pacific Ocean. He also visited Niagara Falls, Cape Cod, Washington, D.C., Florida, England, France, Norway, and Cabo San Lucus, Mexico. One of his latest joys was his 1968 GTO, which he took to the Black Hills and toured with his family.

Surviving Luke are his parents, Richard and Kathleen Gandrud of Audubon; brother, Flint Gandrud of Audubon; sister, Jade Gandrud of Audubon; special friend, Angie Crawford; as well as his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Gregory S. Anderson officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Dean Ranstrom, Lyle Ranstrom, Kevin Hass, Clayton Hamre, Brian Kihn, Laydon Jacobson, Gary Dahlberg, Wayne McDunn, Brady Mattson, Dennis Bergquist and Shane Houglum. Burial will be in Richwood Lutheran Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, is handling arrangements for the family. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at