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Theresa Lund, 68

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Theresa Marie Lund, 68, of Hudson died Saturday August 23 at Region Hospital in St. Paul.

Theresa was born to "Tito" and Augusta (Richter) Vittori on August 18th, 1946 in Saint Paul, Minn. Around the tender age of 4, Theresa experienced to loss of their mother. Shortly after her loss her father remarried Theresa (Tesso).

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On Feb 1st, 1969 she became united in marriage to Carl Lund in South Dakota. With that union, Theresa gained a loving daughter named Kelly with a beautiful soul. They were soon blessed with four more kids: Deette, Candice, Craig and Lori. Theresa was a devoted and loving wife for 38 years, until her divorce to Carl in 2007.

After raising her children, she worked for GS Electric Hudson, Wis., creating medical devices, small engine parts; and recently assembling medical orders at Cardinal Health also in Hudson.

Theresa didnt have many hobbies as her family was large and she loved to spend time with them as much as possible. Her main love was bowling and she did so for many years (pre1975). Often she would bowl on more than one league per week. Bowling not only gave her great joy, many friends and social companions through the years.

She also had a love and addiction to cooking which she learned at an early age from her father and beloved Aunt Mary. She took the time to learn from relatives treasured family recipes and in turn passed them along to others. She will forever be known for her Aunt Mary's carmel rolls and her father's spaghetti sauce. In recent years she learned the importance of diet and nutrition and was busy cooking healthy foods for others and inventing new healthier recipes that had plenty of flavor. Throughout the years you never left her home hungry no matter how long the stay or time of day.

Theresa also had a passion for her beloved Packers football team; whether watching, cheering, or jeering at them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ted Vittori and step-daughter Kelly Peterson. She is survived by her brother, Frank (Colleen) Vittori; daughters, Deette Lund (Travis Atchison), Candy Lund, Lori (Rob) Capistrant; son, Craig "Jethro" Lund; son-in-law-in-heart, James Peterson; grandchildren, Cori (Jake), Trevor, Caleb, Baily, Maddilynn, Carli, Ryan; great-granddaughter Ellie.

A celebration of Theresa's life will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 28, at the Bethel Lutheran Highlands Church; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. service time. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family in lieu of flowers.

Funeral services entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home.

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