Carolyn Lutterman


Carolyn LuttermanCarolyn Lutterman age 72 of Tyler passed away on Sunday, March 04, 2018 at Sunrise Manor in Tyler while surrounded by her family.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Interment is in the Danebod Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Carolyn was born August 6, 1945 in Tyler to Peder and Aster (Markussen) Christensen.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  She graduated from Tyler High School in 1963.  Carolyn worked in Minneapolis for a couple years after graduation.  On July 24, 1965, Carolyn was united in marriage to Darwin “Dub” Lutterman at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler.  Together the couple lived in Omaha for 2 ½ years before returning to Tyler in November 1967.  Carolyn worked in the kitchen at the old nursing home, and later the new nursing home.  She also worked for Maynard’s for 19 years.  After her retirement in 2006, she became active at the Food Shelf in Tyler and she served as president.  Carolyn was a member of the Red Hat Society and the “Stick-to-its” Tuesday morning group.  She was also an active member of Danebod Lutheran Church, where she served on the WELCA and on the church council.  Carolyn enjoyed spending time on the ipad, reading, and gardening, especially flower gardening.  Carolyn enjoyed her dog, and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Dub of 52 years; sons: David and Darren (Monica) all of Tyler; sister Shirley (Merle) Hansen of Tyler; sisters in law Shirley Hiller of Eden Prairie & Nancy Lutterman of Tyler; and many other relatives and friends.  Preceding her in death are her parents and a sister in law Kathy Dunn.


  1. Wayne and Betty Pearson says:

    Our sympathy goes out to you Dub and your family. Carolyn was a good friend and she will be sincerely missed

  2. Wes, Renee and Boeve Boys says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Dub, David, Darren, Monica and Family. Rest in peace Carolyn.

  3. Bev Gylling says:

    My sympathy to all of you. I enjoyed getting to know Carolyn through church, Red Hats and the Food Shelf. I, too, share in your loss. God Bless You.

  4. Marlene l Yonker says:

    Dub and family,
    Carolyn, bless her heart, pain no more and rest in peace.
    Our sympathy
    Roy and Marlene

  5. Ron Nielsen says:

    Our condolences to Dub and family.
    Ron and Valerie Nielsen

  6. Paulette Halstead says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my classmate and Friend, Carolyn. It’s so hard to lose our loved ones, but thankful that she is in paradise with family who preceded her in their walk with our Lord……….

  7. DONNA MARR says:

    So sorry for your loss,Carolyn was a great lady

  8. Ron and Rhonda Wiering says:

    Darwin and family, So sorry to hear this news. She will be remembered for her kindness to everyone she encountered. Be assured of our prayers.

  9. Brent and Linzie Dagel family says:

    Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  10. Marcy Heemeyer says:

    We enjoyed getting to know Carolyn through her tireless work at the Tyler Area Food Shelf. She was a committed volunteer and champion for those experiencing hunger in southwest Minnesota. She was a really good lady and will certainly be missed by all that had the pleasure to know her.

    Team at United Way of Southwest Minnesota

  11. Norma Petersen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for the family..
    Lyle & Norma Petersen

  12. Al and Lois (Shriver) DeLeon says:

    Thinking of you at this time . . . we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  13. Shirley Markegard says:

    Dub, David, Darren and Monica, you all have my deepest sympathy. You have many happy memories with Carolyn and that will help. Remember God will give you strength.

  14. Beverly Hummel says:

    To all of Carolyn’s family. We are so sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Cherish the memories. God bless all of you. Our sincere sympathy.

  15. Robin Medrud says:

    Dub and family,
    I was sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy goes out to you.
    I was glad Len was able to come to the funeral. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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