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Carolyn Nan Tyrrell Lundin
December 12th 1947- August 20th 2022
Born to Charles “Chuck” and Denelda Tyrrell in Goodland Kansas.
As a child she attended school in Goodland, while in school she loved playing piano, being a baton twirler, and playing in the band. She graduated from Sherman County Highschool in 1965. She had met the love of her life, Dale Lundin while in school. When they met, Dale told his friend “I’m going to marry that girl someday,” and that very next year they were married on June 27th 1965. They spent 57 wonderful years together.
Dale and Carolyn spent many happy years with friends riding mopeds, going to the lake, and cruising around with friends. Together they lived in Goodland, Colby, and Salina Kansas.
In 1966, they welcomed their oldest daughter Kindra “Kindi,” and in 1969 they welcomed their second daughter Traci. Carolyn was then a stay-at-home mom where she opened an in-home daycare. She was also an amazing seamstress. She made many of her daughter’s outfits, prom dresses, and even their wedding dresses. When her children were in school full time in 1978, she went to work at Anchor Savings Association Bank and that was the beginning of a 43-year banking career, until she retired in 2021. She loved meeting new people and was always known for her kind smile and her contagious laugh.
Once Carolyn became a grandmother, she was from then on referred to as “Nana”. Nana loved spending time with her 5 Grandchildren. She was also very excited for her new Great Grandson due in November. She went to all of her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren’s events and she loved to cheer them all on no matter what they decided to do. She was always the holiday planner with the best foods and silly games. Nana was known for her popcorn balls, pumpkin bread, broccoli cheese soup, and her famous fried chicken and mashed potatoes. She also loved to laugh, mostly at Dale’s expense. It never mattered to Nana what the conversation was as long as her family was together. She loved her family more than anything in the world and would do anything for them. She was the best “Nana” anyone could ask for. She never missed an occasion, a birthday, an anniversary, you name it, there was always a card that read “Love you bunches, Nana and Papa”.
Later in life Nana loved to watch baseball and football, she loved the Royals and the Chiefs, unless the Broncos were playing, then she rooted for them, because, let’s face it, the Chiefs??? Her family loved her despite her and Dale’s choice of football team. She loved to play cards with the other women “her homies” as she referred to them as, that lived near her in Salina in their cul-de-sac. She also loved to facetime and snapchat with her long-distance family. Nana was always an avid animal lover. She loved all of the family’s pets and with her calm and loving demeanor they all loved her back.
Nana was preceded in death by her parents Charles “Chuck” and Denelda Tyrrell, Son in Law Lyn Gurtner, Daughter Traci Gurtner, and 2 Grandchildren, Bryce and Katelyn Farmer.
She is survived by her Husband Dale Lundin of Goodland KS, Daughter Kindra “Kindi” (Chris) Bauman, 5 Grandchildren, Amanda Gurtner, Tanner (Ashley) Gurtner, Jessica (Zach) Lohr, Lindsay (Steven) Mendoza, Tanzia (May) Wilson, 8 Great-Grandchildren- Dominic and NovaLyn VanBrimmer, Landon Vernon and Henry Gurtner, Alivia and Liam Lohr, Baby “N” Mendoza due to arrive November 2022, and SparrowLyn and Raven Wilson.
Eastern Plains Animal Welfare Alliance (EPAWA)
and may be sent to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735
NWKS Animal Shelter
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