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Sylvester John Runge
April 22, 1933 - January 31, 2014
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Sylvester J. Runge, 80, of Keokuk died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Keokuk Area Hospital.

Sylvester was born on April 22, 1933, in Kimball, South Dakota, to Theodore Runge and Anna Hammel Runge. He was a lifelong resident of Keokuk, Iowa, and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Sylvester was employed in management at Shellor Globe, where he retired from.

Sylvester is survived by his children: Theodore Brian and his wife Jasmine, Frederick Carl and his wife Ellen, Christopher John and his wife Lori, Kim Marie Jinkens Runge and Brian Alberts, Katrina Lea Pulliam and her husband Norman, Anna Louise Hodges and her husband Dan, Danika Kay Mizell and her husband Jamie, and Sally Ann Morris and her husband John. He is also survived by Shirley and her daughters Lisa and Crystal Ball, his brother John (Jack), his sister Maryann, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons; Wade Sylvester and Keith Paul, his sister Helen; and his brothers; Earl, Richard, Theodore, Alfred, Daniel, and Robert.

A graveside service at Keokuk National Cemetery with full military rites will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.
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Burial and graveside service with full military rites will be held at a later date.

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Keokuk National Cemetery


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Jasmine
May 24, 2014

My dear loving Father in law, until now I only read this, I will always miss you and will remember you in my heart. I could still remember back in 2003 when i first met you, Mr Sylvester, I am a stranger to you BUT you t... more

May 24, 2014
My dear loving Father in law, until now I only read this, I will always miss you and will remember you in my heart. I could still remember back in 2003 when i first met you, Mr Sylvester, I am a stranger to you BUT you treat me as somebody that you knew me for a long time, I appreciate that. For that 4 months that I stayed in your trailer, you never charged me any penny for food, I really appreciate it. You gave me a very good impression.

Jasmine
Danika Mizell
Mar 5, 2014

Dear Dad, I have not looked at this until now. I guess I was not wanting to face that you are gone. I still have moments that I want to call and remember you are no longer here. I know you are no longer suffering and a... more

Mar 5, 2014
Dear Dad, I have not looked at this until now. I guess I was not wanting to face that you are gone. I still have moments that I want to call and remember you are no longer here. I know you are no longer suffering and are reunited with many loved ones. I find peace in the time that I got to spend with you. Until I see you again Dad. Oh hey, could you talk to the Big Guy about maybe sending me the winning lotto numbers? ;) Love you xoxo

Danika Mizell
Judy Carter Spoores
Feb 8, 2014

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. During our younger years our families spent a lot of time together wish will always be fond memories. I was honored to have him as my godfather.

Debbie Boyd
Feb 5, 2014

Dear Ann, Danny, and Family, Pat and I just wanted to let you know how very sorry we were to hear of your father's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Pat and Debbie Boyd

Terry Woodworth
Feb 5, 2014

I first met Bud back in 1966. He was enjoyable to work with at Shellers, was always willing to engage in conversation. Ted, Fred, and Grandson, Michael, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I know you will miss him.

Veronica Runge
Feb 3, 2014

Arguing was the favorite pastime when any of the Runge boys got together. And how about those pinochle games? Rest in peace.

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