Wilber Lund ’38 Inducted 1986

Baseball, Football, and Track & Field

Wilber   Lund

A native of Lafayette, Minnesota, Wilbur Lund was a multi-sport man, competing in track and football in addition to his top sport, baseball. During his four years at college, the Gustie Shrouds, under the superb coaching of George Myrum, brought home one second-place finish (1936), two co-championships (1937 & 1938) and one solo conference championship (1935). During those four seasons, the Gusties had an enviable 32-6 MIAC record in baseball. Lund was a three-time member of the football squad, which captured MIAC championships all three years.
After graduating from Gustavus, Lund went on to earn his master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1942. Four years in the U.S. Navy. This was followed by a thirty-four year career with the Internal Revenue Service, which was broken in 1950 by another three-year stint in the Navy due to the Korean War. Included in his civil servant career have been several assignments overseas, including one in South Vietnam, and one in Nepal. Lund and his wife, Delpha, had one daughter, Dana.