William Donald Lund Jr. suddenly passed away on January 30, 2020 at the age of 63. Bill was born on December 1, 1956 in Sacramento, CA. He grew up in Northern California all his life, moving to Crescent City in 1973 from Blue Lake, CA. He attended Del Norte High School for two years, graduating in 1975. At Del Norte he excelled in both football and basketball. In basketball he earned two all-conference honors his junior and senior years, and also earning the MVP award as a senior. Bill went on to college attending Butte College in Chico, CA in 1976, and College of the Redwoods in 1977. At Butte, he was a member of the Community College State Championship team. At CR he earned all-conference in basketball and for a time held the single season scoring record. He was a member of the all decade team, that has the winning-est record in school history. Bill still holds a spot in the college’s record book for scoring and rebounds. From there he went on to be a very successful and talented independent contractor and was renowned for his philanthropy with his business, assisting many who could not afford his work. All who knew him remember his giving, a life-long charity effort much too extensive to list.
Bill was a loving father, grandfather, brother, son and friend. He leaves behind his mother, Virginia Luster, eight brothers, Donny/ Wife Stephanie, Gary and Dan Luster, George, Joe, Jim/Wife Starla and Chris Lund, and his sister, Lois Fout/Husband Virgel. He also leaves behind his cherished daughter, Amber, son, Billy, daughter-in-law Nicolyn, granddaughter, Kinsley Lund, and grandson, Jaxon Lund and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill belonged to the Foursquare Church and was a proud, humble, and passionate born-again Christian. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 8th, at the Elk Valley Casino, from 3pm-5pm.
Most of you know Bill for his enormous heart and for his deep, pure love for children. Every year at Christmas nothing made him happier than giving gifts to children and families who are less fortunate. We are asking in lieu of flowers, anyone who is able, to please bring a children’s toy unwrapped so that we can carry on his tradition in his honor this Christmas.