OBITUARY

Larry W. Runkel

November 17, 1946April 8, 2019
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Larry W. Runkel, 72, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019, at his residence in Hoagland, IN. He was born in Winchester, IN to Harold and Wanda Runkel. He married Diane (Timmerman) Runkel on January 20, 1968, and she survives. Larry worked for 7Up for 26 years and was a member of St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed gardening and lawn work. Surviving are his children, David Runkel and Kevin (Pauletta) Runkel; grandchildren, Wyatt, Smith, and Everett; mother, Wanda Runkel; and siblings, Jerry (Mary) Runkel and Phil (Teresa) Runkel. Larry was also preceded in death by his father, Harold Runkel. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Church with calling one hour prior to the Mass. Calling Friday, April 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne. Burial in St. Joseph Hessen Cassel Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Rosary Service Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Final Resting Saturday, April 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Larry W. Runkel

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Robert Goff

April 13, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the whole Runkel family. My fondest memory of Larry is going to Cincinnati Reds games with him and Kevin. May you rest in peace and enjoy all the games you get to go to now.

Chuck and Michelle Irwin

April 10, 2019

Our Deepest Sympathy to Diane and the family;

Chuck and I will treasure all the wonderful memories of Larry working in his garden growing delicious red tomatoes. He always shared bag of his red tomatoes, he would surprise us leaving a bag on are front porch. Larry loved his “John Deere” riding lawnmower and when we came home with one, Larry laughed and said see Chuck I knew my John Deere would grow on you. When Larry and Chuck were both on their “John Deere” riding lawnmowers mowing the lawn; Larry would always stop and turn off his lawnmower to chat for a while to see how we were doing. And when Larry and Diane would come home from vacation; Larry always share with us what a wonderful time they had on their travels. He was such a humble man and a wonderful neighbor and we will treasure all the memories that we shared over the last 20 years.

God Bless;
Chuck and Michelle Irwin

Kevin Runkel

April 9, 2019

Dad,

You were always there for me my entire life. Whenever I needed help or simply advice, you were there. I could always count on you. I appreciate everything you ever did for me. I will miss talking to you about the Reds and the Boilers, something we definitely did a lot! Pauletta, Wyatt, Smith, Everett and I will miss you so very much. Until we meet again.

I love you Dad.
Your Son, Kevin

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Larry and Diane's Wedding Photo
January 20, 1968

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Family Photo - 1993

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Larry and Diane - 2017

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Dad and David - circa 1973

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Papa, Smith and Everett

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Dad, Mom and Kevin - 1995

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Larry and Diane's Wedding Photo
January 20, 1968

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Family Photo - 1993

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Larry and Diane - 2017

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Dad and David - circa 1973

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Papa, Smith and Everett

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Dad, Mom and Kevin - 1995

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Dad, Mom and Kevin - Cincinnati Zoo Circa 1990

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Larry and Diane - Circa 1980

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Dad, Mom and David - Circa 1970