Wulff Funeral Home


Vernon H. Runge

June 7, 1924July 24, 2021

Age 97, of St. Paul, MN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 24, 2021.

Vernon was born on June 6, 1924 to Henry and Hattie Runge.

He served in the US Army and when he arrived back home he married Lois Splinter in 1948. They resided in St. Paul and had five children together.

Vernon enjoyed family, gardening, fishing, time at the cabin, and working with his hands. He was also very involved with his church’s choir and Sunday school.

Preceded in death by his wife, Lois; parents, Henry and Hattie; sisters, Lorraine and Larue Ihrke; and brother, Arlo.

Survived by children: Sharon Hoffman, Marilyn (Robert) Ammend, Marvin (Irene) Runge, Kathy (Eugene) Bettinger, and James (Diane) Runge; grandchildren: Jon (Cathy), Meridee (Ben), Melanie, Troy (Mallory), Jeff (Laura), Jeremy (Kathy), Aaron (Mandy), and Naomi (Mike); and many great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Vernon will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 with a visitation one-hour prior at Redeeming Love Church (2425 White Bear Ave North, Maplewood, MN 55109).

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 7, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, August 7, 2021


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Robert Steinbring

August 26, 2021

I met Vern when he lived in Roseville. Reconnected with him when Jim and I brick veneered Jim's house in Mahtomedi.
Verns stories were always humorous.
He made you feel like an old friend
Bob Steinbring

Steve Runge

August 6, 2021

Condolences to all who shared in his love. Years ago a number of family members gathered to help Randy with some work on construction projects on the house they were building. Somehow Scott and I decided to lay some block. Vern and Arlo made that job look so easy in the past, so we were all in. Well it didn't take long for us to realize we were clueless. We had an aha moment and asked Uncle Vern to come over to give a little instruction. Of course he was busy with his own tasks but gladly came. Not once did he belittle us for the clown show that we really were. But with his usual grace and patience he got us on the right track. He was pleasure to work and relax with. He is greatly missed. Not sure if the block wall is still standing, but with his involvement l am guessing it is. Vern new what a strong foundation was.

Judith Burt

July 31, 2021

This was in September in the early 2000's at a Splinter reunion at a park in the cities.
Everyone was gathered and ready to eat. Uncle Vern would have been mid 70's probably.
For the prayer, Vern jumped up on a picnic table and invited us all in. In his big voice ,he led us in prayer.
My husband looked at me and said, " this family is just saturated with the gospel".
How true. What a legacy. I was and continue to be a proud member of this legacy.
To my sincere condolences, but oh happy day....
Much love,
Larry and Judy Burt