Robert Lund was born November 7, 1918 in rural Bradford, the only child of German immigrants, Ferdinand and Margaret (Mangelsen) Lund. He was raised in the Williams area until the family moved south of Iowa Falls. He attended country grade school and the Iowa Falls Community Schools. In 1934, at the age of 15, Lund was paralyzed from the neck down in a hunting accident. Despite being given no hope of recovery, Lund refused to accept his doctor’s verdict and through prayer and the grace of God regained the use of his body and went on to lead a normal life. In the early 1940s Lund was hired by the Iowa Falls Community School District which at that time was administering Ellsworth Junior College. During his employment with the District, he worked as a janitor, brought the first two school buses to the community, and eventually became the Head of Buildings and Grounds, supervising the janitorial staff and driving buses on trips for the athletic teams. After his retirement in the late 1960s, he took great pleasure in supporting and getting to know the youth that surrounded him in his life. Inspired by a desire as a boy to become an electrical engineer, but prevented from reaching that goal due to a lack of finances and discouragement from entering that field by a doctor who offered to pay for his college education, Lund taught himself to become an electrician and wired over 100 homes in Iowa Falls. He then moved to Cedar Falls to work at a boiler company before returning to Iowa Fallswhere he worked for 10 years for Iowa Prestressed Concrete before retiring in 1982. During his life he also was an active community volunteer serving Iowa Falls as an auxiliary police officer and as a volunteer firefighter. During retirement he enjoyed woodworking with his scroll saw. On August 8, 1959, Lund was united in marriage to Margret P. Brown in Iowa Falls. She passed away from Leukemia in January 1982. On November 5, 1983, he was united in marriage to Eloise Shane in Iowa Falls. Lund passed away on February 22, 2007.