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 Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 AM at All Saints Catholic Church on November 28, 2014, with Father Lathrop officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow at Keokuk National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to All Saints Catholic Church.
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