2010-10-23 / Obituaries

Robert F. Runkel

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert F. Runkel, 86, of Millersport, was held October 19, 2010, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastors Brian Vinson & Steve Bush as celebrants. Burial with full military honors followed in Millersport Cemetery.

Bob went home to be with the Lord on October 15, 2010, at his home following a brief illness. He was born April 20, 1924, in Thornville, the son of the late Oscar A. and Helen M. (Murphy) Runkel. He was a graduate of Millersport High School, and retired from Diamond Power in Lancaster after many years of service as a machinist.

Bob served honorably in the US Navy during WWII.

Bob was an active member of the Millersport community, belonging to the Millersport United Methodist Church; Fairfield Beach, Buckeye Lake and Millersport senior citizens; Alturas Lodge #537 F & AM; Advance Lodge #606 IOOF; American Legion #637 of Millersport; and Buckeye Lake VFW #1388.

He is survived by his wife, Frances, whom he married on April 19, 1945; his two daughters, Suzanne (Robert) Hite of Mt. Perry, Patty (Joe) Thomas of Millersport; grandchildren, Kimberly (Hal) Rundell of Mt. Vernon, Jennifer (Terry) Holbrook of Lancaster, Amanda (Aaron) Levacy of Pickerington, Courtney (Dustin) Bidwell and Ashleigh (Joe) Hooker of Millersport; his nine great grandchildren, and many friends.

An online guest register and video tribute are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com. The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be directed to the Millersport United Methodist Church.

Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Runkel family.

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