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‘There was no one quite like him’: Former KELO TV anchorman Doug Lund remembered

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — ‘There was no one quite like him,’ that phrase was repeated several times today during Doug Lund’s funeral as family and friends gathered to pay their final respects to the former and legendary KELOLAND News anchor.

Doug Lund, who played drums for Mogen’s Heroes for years, loved music.

He also loved his friends and his family, some of whom got up and spoke Wednesday at his funeral.

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“Doug was very humble, drove Denny and I crazy because here’s an anchorman, a star, a Lund at Large blogger, the musician; everything he just did everything great and you’d never know it by talking to him because he didn’t have an egotistical bone in his body,” Doug’s younger brother Tom Lund said.

“Doug was genuine, honest and a friend. Always a kind person to everyone he met. the Person you saw on television was the same person you would meet on the street,” Reverend Randall Nicholas said.

Lund died last week after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

The large crowd listened intently as they grieved in tears, but also smiled in laughter.

“Of course, Doug had the voice, but he also had a kind and authoritative demeanor and incredible hair, once a viewer even came up to him and tried to grab it off his head. Doug used to joke that he and Jay Trobec shared the same type, they were on television at the same time so I don’t know how that’s really possible,” former KELO TV anchor Angela Kenneke said.

“Doug loved his work as an anchorman at KELO-TV. He always said it was his dream job and he was so lucky to get to do what he loved for more than 30 years,” Reverend Nicholas said.

“His wit and wisdom has been frequently recognized, he’s an anchorman legend he’s a renowned musician a poet, a tour guide and a patriarch this man’s legacy of love for family and caring for others will not be forgotten and it’s always been my great honor to call this wonderful man my brother,” Tom said.

Lund leaves behind his wife Linda of 40 years and five children.

He was 78.

Written by: Badlands Classic Rock

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