VisitationVisitation will be from 3PM until the 6PM service time, all at bethel Lutheran HIGHLANDS Church
Funeral ServicesA celebration of Theresaâ€™s life will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6pm at the Bethel Lutheran HIGHLANDS Church; 504 Fontage Road in Hudson
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden loss of our mother Theresa ” Terry”” (Vittori) Lund. She had just turned 68 years young this past week. Theresa resided in Hudson, Wisconsin for the past 45 years and grew up on the East Side of Saint Paul, MN. As she passed from this earth on Saturday, August 23rd, at Regions Medical Center in Saint Paul, MN, she was surrounded by positive thoughts, many prayers, friends, family and loved ones.
Theresa was born to ””Tito”” and Augusta (Richter) Vittori on August 18th, 1946 in Saint Paul, MN, where she was brought home to two rambunctious, creative, loving brothers, Ted and Frank. Around the tender age of four Theresa experienced to loss of their mother.
She began her education in a one room school house, which soon became a three room school house. During this time she was lovingly known as ””Thereser-tops”” , due to the fact that she was taller than most students. She then attended high school at North Saint Paul, Polar High, where she graduated in 1964. Theresa was saddened that her hospital stay meant she couldn’ t attend her 50th class reunion. After graduation she had the good fortune to take a trip of a lifetime to Italy with her father and step-mother, Tresa (Tieso) Siriano, for five months. They were joined there by her brother Frank for one week while he was on leave from the military. They travelled all over Italy visiting family along the way and enjoying tourist destinations, including Pompeii.
On Feb 1st, 1969 she was united in marriage to Carl A. Lund in Watertown, South Dakota. With that union Theresa gained a daughter, Kelly, who was very vibrant and had a beautiful soul. They were soon blessed with four more children, Deette, Candice, Craig and Lori. Theresa was a devoted and loving wife for 38 years. In 2007 she separated from Carl and was divorced in 2010.
Theresa was one of those amazing people who could do it all. In her younger years at home she worked for her father at Vittori ’s Motel in Lake Elmo, MN, and as a young adult she worked for Honeywell, assembling keyboards. After marrying Carl she left the working world and focused on family. She spent many years lovingly caring for her family and her ailing father, until his death November 29th, 1977. After many years making a home and raising her children she returned to the workforce, where she then worked at various factory assembly jobs. She assembled parts to things like medical devices and small engine parts at GS ELECTRIC Hudson, WI. And before retiring she assembled medical supply orders at Cardinal Health, also in Hudson, WI.
She loved to spend as much time as possible with her large family, but she did manage to set aside time for herself with a few hobbies. One hobby she pursued brought her lifelong enjoyment. She had a passion for bowling and she did so for many years (pre-1975). Often she would bowl on more than one league at a time. Recently she was bowling on three different leagues. Bowling gave her great joy and many lifelong friends over the years. It was during the kick off to this year s bowling season that those friends convinced her to seek medical attention this past Thursday. To which we are eternally grateful.
She also had a strong love for baking and cooking which she learned at an early age from her father and her beloved Aunt Mary. She took the time to learn to cook many treasured family recipes and in turn passed them along to others. She will forever be known for her ability to recreate her Aunt Mary s Carmel Rolls and her father s Spaghetti sauce. In recent years she learned the importance of diet and nutrition to maintain health and was busy cooking healthy foods for herself and others and inventing new healthier recipes that had a lot of flavor. Throughout the years you never left her home hungry, no matter how long the stay or time of day.
Another hobby that she found time for occasionally was knitting and crocheting. Some of you may be the proud bearer of one of her creations.
Theresa also loved the Packers football team. Always the proud fan you could see her love of them shine through as she noisily cheered them to victory, often telling them what to do and openly scolding them for wrongdoings. She enjoyed the games even more when surrounded by family and friends.
Above and beyond Theresa ’s family was most important to her, and when we say family, we don’ t mean just blood relations. As you may be able to tell by her two other nicknames, as always lovingly given, those being ””Sissy”” and ”” Ma”” . She always treated those she came into contact with as family, and made them feel welcome and loved. She truly cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, always wishing she could afford to dote on them more. She had many special relationships with friends, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was always the mother to us all.
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 Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Bethel Lutheran HIGHLANDS Church; 504 Frontage Road in Hudson. Visitation will be from 3:00pm until the 6:00pm service time. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family in lieu of flowers. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI. 715-386-3725