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George Frazier Tungate

November 10, 1931 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


George Frazier Tungate was born November 10, 1931 to Carl and Florence (Derby) Tungate in Springfield Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carolyn, brother Edward and sisters Harriett, Marion, Dorothy and Alice.

Surviving are his 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 are many nieces and nephews.

George graduated high school in 1949 in Springfield, Ohio.  He studied at Wittenburg University and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, where he met Carolyn and they were married June 21, 1958 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  After considering the Episcopal seminary, George worked in electrical and mechanical engineering for RCA, Union Carbide and HURCO Manufacturing.  George also did consulting work, working several days a week into his mid-70s.

George and Carolyn lived in Indianapolis before moving to Brownsburg in 1973; where they resided until 2020 when they moved to Mishawaka to be closer to family.  They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary that year, prior to Carolyn’s death.

Pretty Lake in Lagrange County Indiana holds a special place in Carolyn’s heart and thus in George’s as well.  She spent her childhood summers with her family there and they continued to take their family as well.  They would often be seen enjoying time just relaxing with family and friends on the deck looking out over the “Pretty” lake. 

George was an avid photographer, made dandelion wine, baked bread as well as trained and showed German Shepherds in dog shows.  George belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Speedway, Indiana, the Scottish Rite and the Shriners in Indianapolis.  George was active with Junior Achievement and Job’s Daughters.  He also enjoyed watching IU football and basketball and the Indianapolis Colts with Carolyn.  George was a member of the Episcopal Church and attended Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, St. John’s in Speedway, St. Mark’s in Plainfield and St. Augustine’s in Danville.    

George quietly took care of those he loved and supported charitable organizations, never wanting the attention to be drawn to himself.  He will be remembered as an amazing husband, father, grandfather and brother. 

Per his 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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