Obituary: Lundin, John Arthur
John Arthur Lundin entered into the presence of his Lord Jesus on Saturday, April 21st, 2012.
John was born in Spokane, Washington on January 5, 1946, the only son of Arthur and Lorraine Lundin, and elder brother to Lorraine Lundin. For the past 20 years, he has enjoyed residency at Hayden Lake, Idaho.
John graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1964 and he served in the Army until his honorable discharge in 1969. After his military service, he attended Washington State University and graduated from the College of Hotel and Restaurant Administration. While at WSU, John married his high school sweetheart, Terri Peterson on August 23rd, 1969 and they were blessed to be together for 42 years.
John served in multiple capacities in the hotel industry throughout northern California and Oregon until he brought his young family back to Spokane in 1975. Shortly thereafter, he ventured into business ownership to support his family and founded a number of “Minit Lube” fast lube centers, which he ran until he retired in 1996.
John is survived by his sister Lorraine, his wife Terri, his children, Eric John Lundin and Erin Lundin Rocha (Abraham), and his grandchildren; Graham, Maile, Nakoa John, and Micah Rocha.
John loved God, his, family and his country. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, cooking and hospitality toward others. He was a skilled hunter and fisherman, and opened his heart and his home to friends, relatives, and guests. His favorite activity was spending time with his family and friends.
Viewing will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Friday April 27 at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene chapel. Memorial services for John will be 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 28th at Coeur d’Alene Bible Church, with a reception to follow. Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene Chapel, is entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit John’s online memorial and sign his guest book at