Carolyn Sue (Lundby) Graupe

Sept. 25, 1946-Jan. 27, 2018

Our wonderful wife,

mother and grandmother,

Carolyn Sue (Lundby)

Graupe passed away

peacefully on Saturday,

January 27, 2018 at St.

Luke’s Sunrise Care

Center in Crosby, ND.

Funeral services will

be: 11:00 AM, on Monday,

February 5, 2018 at Con-

cordia Lutheran Church

in Crosby with Pastor

Shipman officiating.

Burial: will follow at a

later date. Visitation: will

be 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM on

Sunday, January 4, 2018

at Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home in Crosby and

also one hour before the

service at the church.

Carolyn was born Sep-

tember 25, 1946 in Willis-

ton, ND to Roy H. and

Mary K. (Poeckes) Lund-

by. She was raised in

Grenora, ND. She as bap-

tized at St. Bonaface

Catholic Church in

Hanks, ND and confirmed

at St. Bonaface Catholic

Church in Grenora. She

attended Grenora Schools

here she was in the band,

choir and a cheerleader.

Her Senior year she at-

tended Minot Model High

School, Minot, ND, where

she graduated with


Carolyn married Doug-

las Mark Graupe on No-

vember 11, 1962. They

had two boys, Mark and

Jeff. She dedicated her

early married life to being

an at home mother until

her boys started school.

At that time she began her

career in the Activity

Department at the Crosby

Good Samaritan Center

where she volunteered

and worked for more than

30 years. Carolyn had a

special bond with the eld-

erly. Carolyn showed

everyone around her

“Unconditional Love” and

residents and staff looked

forward to their hugs from

Carolyn. Words that best

describe her are patient,

loving, sweet and never

saying a bad word about

anyone. Carolyn enjoyed

crafts as a hobby as well

as collecting railroad chi-

na and pink depression

glass. Carolyn was active

in Concordia Lutheran

church serving on the

Church Council, a

member of John Circle,

teaching Sunday School

and doing whatever was

asked of her such as being

Wedding Coordinator.

She as a member of Town

& Country Study Club for

more than 40 years and

was past President. She

was awarded by her com-

munity with the “Warm

Heart Award” which was

very special to her, but

she said so many others

deserve this. She never

sought the spotlight but

was so proud when her

husband or her two boys

received recognition. She

was most happy around

family and family reun-

ions were special. But the

most special time in her

life came when she be-

came a grandmother. It

was the happiest time in

her life and wanted to be

the best gramma she

could be.

Carolyn was preceded

in death by: her parents,

Roy and Mary Lundby.

She is survived by: her

husband of 55 years, Doug

of Crosby; sons, Mark of

Minot and Jeff (Stacy) of

Williston; three special

grandchildren, Sadie,

Maren and Mason

Graupe; one

brother-in-law, Owen

(Marlene) Graupe of

Grand Forks, ND,

numerous nieces,

nephews, cousins and

many Friends.

The family prefers

memorials to the

Alzheimer’s Association,

Upper Missouri Minis-

tries, or local charity of

donors choice.

Stakston-Martin Fun-

eral Home of Crosby, ND

is in charge of arrange-

ments. Age 71 and from