Michael Wilson Runkel

June 15, 1959February 11, 2014
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Michael Wilson Runkel, 54, a resident of Greensboro passed away February 11, 2014 at the Duke University Medical Center. Mr. Runkel was born June 15, 1959 in Grove City, PA, the son of Arthur W. and Carol Wheeling Runkel. Mike was employed with T.E. Connectivity in Greensboro until his health began to decline. Mike lived his life with passionate dedication to his family, friends, and his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #219 in Meadville, PA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol W. Runkel Fritsma. On March 28, 1997 he was married to Elizabeth Anne Sundberg who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife Elizabeth are two daughters, Kristin Runkel of Greensboro, Nicole Grumling and her fiancé Erik of Randleman; two sons, Jason Runkel and wife Tiffany of Titusville, PA, Jason Grumling of Jacksonville, FL; his father, Art Runkel and step-mother, Barb of Cochranton, PA; his step-father, Don Fritsma of Palm Bay, Fl; two sisters, Sherry Maggio and husband Chris of Vienna, VA, Debbie Deroy and husband Mike of Melbourne, Fl; two brothers, Steve Runkel and his fiancé Becky Hammonds of New York City, Don Fritsma Jr and his wife Juanita of Palm Bay, Fl and four grandchildren, Xander, Gabriel, Jaxon and Kathryn. A Service to Celebrate Mike’s life will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by the Pastor Andy Cook. Interment will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel on Saturday, Noon – 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Mike’s memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 612 Pasteur Dr., Suite 409, Greensboro, NC 27403



  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014


  • Interment

Michael Wilson Runkel

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courtney mcbride

September 24, 2014

To the best softball coach I've ever known!!! Every time I play ball with my son I'm teaching him something you had taught me as a kid. So sorry kristin and jason.

March 3, 2014

Kristen & Jason, so sorry on the passing of your father. May we extend our sympathy. Ray & Judy Miller, Meadville Pa

Eric Fox

February 23, 2014

Rest in peace my friend.Liz and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.I will always remember are good times in high school,hockey puck and basketball.Always a smile on his face.May you and your family be comforted in all the memories of your lives together.His was a great man.

Angie Richardson

February 17, 2014

You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers, I am so sorry that you had to experience this at this time. I am here for you everyday, day or night if you need anything I am just a phone call away. To the rest of the family I am so sorry for your loss may god be with you and comfort you during this time and always.
Highways and Skyways

Elise Clark

February 15, 2014

Kristin, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad and Liz always welcomed me with open arms every time I came to visit you in college. He was so sweet and I will always remember that. Sending you and your family love and prayers.

February 15, 2014

Liz and all the family and friends of Mike, we extend our heartfelt condolences in Mike's passing. We know it has been a very trying time over past months as we have been updated by Art & Barb on a regular basis. We are very sorry we can not be there at this time to add our strength to you and yours. Hoping to see you again in happier times and give you a hug. You, Mike and all the family have been in our thoughts and prayers from the beginning. Love, Dick and Patty R.

February 15, 2014

Liz, Larry and I remember you two from the Meadville tool and die days. Please know how sorry we were to learn of his passing, but took joy seeing the pictures and how happy you both were. Larry and Cheryl Davern

Sharon Nageotte

February 15, 2014

Liz and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,

Danielle and Jake Honecker

February 15, 2014

We send our all our love and will keep u in our hearts! So sorry for your loss!


February 15, 2014

In your life and death, You have touched my life! Thinking wonderfully of you Liz