The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road Davenport, IA 52807


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    Henry C Runge

    General Manager

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    Sheila L Swenson-Benson


    Sheila Benson joined The Runge Mortuary and Crematory in 1999. She grew up in Ames, Iowa, attended Iowa State University for three and a half years, transferred to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and completed her bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in December of 1989. Sheila’s career brought her to Ames and Muscatine, and finally Davenport. In July 2016, she became Location Manager. She resides in Muscatine with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at their lake home near Branson, Missouri.

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    Gary T Krayenhagen

    Funeral Director

    Gary Krayenhagen graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with an associate degree in Mortuary Science. He has been a funeral director in the Quad-Cities for over 30 years, serving the Runge Mortuary since 1985. Gary, a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus, he enjoys handing out Tootsie Rolls during the annual fund raiser for The Knights of Columbus. During his free time, he enjoys bowling, watching sports, and spending time outdoors.

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    Sandra L Madsen

    Funeral Director

    Sandy Madsen is a native of Blue Island, Illinois. She attended Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ilinois for several years while working at the Chicago Board of Trade. Realizing her passion for funeral service, she graduated in 1984 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with an associate degree in Mortuary Science. Prior to joining Runge in 1998 as a funeral director, she worked as a funeral director in Peoria, Illinois for 14 years.

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    Gina Marie Malone

    Funeral Director

    Gina Malone started as an apprentice in 2015. She graduated from Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science in 2015 and is now a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer with Runge Mortuary and Crematory. She has two daughters, Maya and Molly. She enjoys reading, spending time with family, and thrift shopping.

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    Mariah D Morse

    Funeral Director

    Mariah D. Morse graduated from Carl Sandburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2006, serving the Quad City area ever since. Mariah began her employment with the Runge Mortuary in 2011. She and her husband reside in Orion, Illinois with their two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, scrapbooking, sewing and traveling in her free time.