Hans Lund

May 11, 1941 - May 18, 2011
Hans Lund

Hans Lund, 70, Wilmington, NC passed away on Wednesday May 18, 2011 from complications of lung cancer.

Lund was born in Örebro, Sweden in 1941 to Majlis Hagberg and Hilding Hansson. Lund grew up in Skåne, Sweden, living both in Borby and Skillinge. At 16 he moved to Malmo, Sweden where he met Inge-Lise whom he married in 1962. Lund later married Barbra Von Philip in the United States. She preceded him in death.

Lund was a master craftsman whose work in the concrete industry took him all over the world. He was exceedingly proud of the time he spent working on the Storebelt Bridge in Denmark which was the longest main span bridge in the world at that time. He was similarly proud of the work he did in the U.S. including his restoration work on the North Carolina State Capitol Building and other historic restoration projects.

When he was not working or boating, Lund could often be found in the kitchen cooking for friends. He and Inge-Lise owned and operated several restaurants early in their marriage. While working in the United States, Lund also frequently cooked for the Wilmington Swedish Club and for anyone who visited him at his home.

Lund was a charismatic and loving individual who loved good company and who had a gift for making friends wherever he traveled. Among his many passions were his family, traveling, sailing, cooking, construction, and photography. Lund loved taking and sharing his photographs, especially of his children and grandchildren. Where most people would take two photographs, Lund would often take twenty, and share them freely.

Lund is survived by his three children: son Per who lives in Alta, Norway; daughter Mona who lives in Malmo, Sweden; and son Tomas who lives in Malmo, Sweden. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Carina, Anna, Jimmy, Christopher Robin, and Rebecca. Lund will be greatly missed but joyfully remembered.

His family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at 704 Tiarra Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, on June 4, 2011.

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  • May 22, 2011
    Cheyl Barton says:
    We are so saddened to hear of Hans's passing. He came to our Pulmonary Rehab program at the hospital for several months and was always so upbeat and delightful. What a sweet spirit! He was so proud of his family and proud of the beautiful restoratin work he's done. He will be missed and remembered by so many.I will miss the twinkle in his eye and his shy smile. May God bring each of you comfort and peace in the days and weeks to come.

  • June 04, 2011
    Rolf &Anita Andersson says:
    We are deeply sorry to learn that our old friend Hans has passed away. When he lived in Raleigh - he was for many years our chef in the VASA lodge.- We enjoyed his and wife Barbara von Phelps hospitality in their nice home. He will be most kindly remembered Rolf and Anita

  • May 24, 2011
    Lisa Myers says:
    I will miss my friend Hans so much. He was one of the few friends I had, after moving to Wilmington and USA. Hans was always there for me and never said no, when asking for help or advise. I will miss the phone calls, the visits and our parties, with his good food spirit. Tänker på dig och saknar dig. Det känns bra att veta att du inte har ont mer.

  • March 30, 2012
    Tomas says:
    Hej Far, du är så saknad! Känner ett tom rum utan dig, men även styrka som du lärt mig. Jag hoppas att du fick ett bra slut! Jag är stolt över dig, Puss och Kram Tomas