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Richard Lee Tunin

September 2, 1934 — January 13, 2024


Richard Lee "Dick" Tunin, age 89 of Crawfordsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at home while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Kingman, Indiana on September 2, 1934 to the late Cecil Ross & Bessie Florence (Arvin) Tunin.

Dick graduated from Kingman High School in 1952 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan. On February 1, 1958 he married the love of his life, Carolyn Jean Slazas. He worked at Raybestos for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors and nature, enjoyed golfing, photography, bird watching, wood working, and genealogy, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Tunin of Crawfordsville; three children, Rick (Carol) Tunin of Maryland, Bob (Anna) Tunin of Crawfordsville, and Shelli LaMaster of Connersville; a sister, Carole Pendleton of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren, Ian Tunin, Matt (Katie) Tunin, Ross Tunin, Ana Tunin, Jesse Tunin, Justin Mack, Lilly (Ryan) Hauser, and Jamie LaMaster; and seven great-grandchildren, Mekenzie, Madison, Kyle, Branson, Calvin, Charlotte, and Hazel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don Tunin; and a sister, Nancy Worley.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St in Crawfordsville on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. There will also be a visitation at First Christian Church, 211 S Walnut St, in Crawfordsville on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 10:00am till the time of the funeral service at 11:00am with Pastors Keith Strain and Darla Goodrich officiating and military honors by the United States Army and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Oak Hill South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to First Christian Church or your charity of choice. Share memories and condolences online at

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