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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Arguing was the favorite pastime when any of the Runge boys got together. And how about those pinochle games?
Rest in peace.
So sorry to hear about Uncle Bud. He and Dad could argue with the best of them. Lots of great memories. With love.
Shirley and girls sorry to hear about your loss prayers with you all
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