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Carolyn Mary Tungate

November 16, 1936 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 84)


Carolyn Mary Greiner Tungate was born November 16, 1936 to Carl and Edna (Fell) Greiner in Fort Wayne Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Chuck and Cliff.

Surviving is her husband, George, children, Suzanne Tungate of Boiling Springs Lakes, North Carolina and Carl Tungate (Dawn) of Lakeville, Indiana and three grandchildren, Alexandria, Larissa and Jolene.  Also surviving is her little sister, Candy Greiner Beltz (Dave) of Long Lake, Indiana, Sister-in-Law Mary Rose Greiner of Venice, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn graduated in 1954 from Southside High School in Ft. Wayne, IN.  She earned a nursing degree from Indiana University in 1958, where she met George and they were married June 21, 1958 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Carolyn went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 1995.  She worked at Indiana University Hospital, at Hendricks County Hospital and finished up her nursing career at the Clinical Research Center at IU Hospital in Indianapolis.

Carolyn and George lived in Indianapolis before moving to Brownsburg in 1973; where they resided until this year when they moved to Mishawaka to be closer to family.  They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year.

Pretty Lake in Lagrange County Indiana holds a special place in Carolyn’s heart.  She spent her childhood summers with her family there and continued to take her family there as well.  Upon early retirement, she would often be seen enjoying a good book in the sun, sailing her sailboat and just relaxing with family and friends on the deck looking out over the “Pretty” lake. 

She was an avid bridge player, loved cross word puzzles, games, and spending time with her granddaughters when they came to visit.  Carolyn served in the health ministries in the Episcopal Diocese in Indianapolis and was a member of Sigma Beta Sorority.  She travelled to many conferences throughout her life and because she was so outgoing, she made many friends along the way.  She also enjoyed watching IU football and basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.  Carolyn was a member of the Episcopal church and attended St. John’s in Speedway, St. Mark’s in Plainfield and St. Augustine’s in Danville.    

 Her friends and family will miss her smile, infectious laugh and her loving hugs.  She will be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and sister. 

Per her wishes cremation will take place at Elkhart Cremation Services and a memorial service will be scheduled for the future with family and friends.

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