Rollin Michael Lunders
1951 - 2020
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Rollin Michael Lunders passed away on January 18, 2020. Rollin was born on April 22, 1951 and grew up near Salem, South Dakota. He was a loving father and husband who built a beautiful home in Mancos, Colorado for his wife Robin, daughter Chelsea and son Ben. He is also survived by sisters Jean and Lois, brothers Ralph and Don, their families, his daughter-in-law LiAnna and many dear friends. He was proceeded in death by his mother Theresa, father Ben, sister Mary and infant brother.

Rollie was a geologist, fine woodworker and a craftsman. He served in the Army from 1970-72. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1979. Having grown up on a farm, he continued to raise animals and cared deeply for the land throughout his life. Rollie was creative, hardworking and he loved spending time in nature with loved ones.

All are welcome to join services in his honor at 10:30am on Saturday, February 1 at St. Rita's church in Mancos. A rosary service will also be held the evening before at 5:30pm.

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Published in The Journal on Jan. 23, 2020.
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February 28, 2020
Dear Robin, Chelsea, Ben & LiAnna, we were shocked to hear about Rollie and his passing. We were so fortunate to get to know your family through Ben and feel lucky to have known Rollie. What a gentle soul! Our love to all and we will pray for each and everyone to feel peace with time. Gordon and Ramona Shepherd
Ramona Shepherd
January 28, 2020
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Jason Reecy
January 28, 2020
My Uncle , Rollie, is an incredible person and he will be missed by all of those whoever met him. They will miss his kindness and gentle demeanor. I have several found memories of my Uncle over the years, and I want to share one of my found memories of him. My family traveled from MN to their home SW of Durango the summer after my youngest Brother, Nick, was born to visit them; so, I would have been around 9 at the time. They had this little stream on their property. Rollie helped us make some boats and we spent the day racing them and having the best time. My Uncle was a Geologist by schooling, but what I'll always remember about him was that he was an artist. A true artist with woodworking. He could make the coolest things. Whether it was something simple that a couple kids from MN spent the day playing with, or something as complex and beautifully crafted as Robin and Rollie's home. We miss you Uncle Rollie and thank you for the great memories you gave us all.

God Bless,

Your Nephew, Greg
Greg Reecy
January 26, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Rollin's passing. Robin, your loving relationship will guide you and your family through these hard times.

He was such a gentle, wonderful soul. I have the sweetest of memories of those early years in Durango. Always forgiving and

His light will shine on through the many lives he touched and the love he spread.

Blessings on the Lunders' family.

Much Love,
Beverly and Douglas Capelin
Douglas and Beverly Capelin
January 26, 2020
We are so sad for this news, as he was a good person with a kind heart. Our sympathies for this loss go to Robin & family.
Merle & Debbie Michael
January 25, 2020
Our hearts go out to Robin and her family.
Rollin was a good friend and we will miss him.

Doug & Ann Brown
January 24, 2020
This so sad our hearts and thoughts go out to Robin and families. God bless all of you. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway Sincerely the Schamp's
Laura Schamp
January 24, 2020
So sorry to hear about Rollie's passing. What a sweet gentle soul! He will be missed.
Micki Rhodes
January 24, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time.
Lori Olander
January 23, 2020
We are sorry to lose a friend and community member. He was kind and fun to be around. You will be missed. Much love to the family.
Robin ONeal
January 23, 2020
Kay and I are so glad that we had a chance to visit with Rollie at our class reunion this last October. May Rollie rest in peace. Mike and Kay McCormick, Salem, SD
Mike and Kay McCormick
January 23, 2020
Rollie is one of the kindest and sensitive people I have ever met. I am privilege to be consider a friend. He was peaceful and was so calm. He was so thoughtful and sometimes funny and always had a smile on his face. His concern for nature and animals was always important to him. He lived the way he believed. He was an outdoorsman for sure. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jane lanners
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