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David Runge
David Lloyd "Gramps" Runge
David Lloyd "Gramps" Runge, 62, of DeWitt passed away in his home, Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2013.

He was born on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 1950, to Lloyd "Buzz" and Doris Giesel Runge. Dave was a Vietnam vet-eran, having served in the Army for two years. He worked at Caterpillar, WG Block and Federal Express. Dave recent-ly retired from his own business, Gramps' Repair of DeWitt, and was best known for things the "Runge Way."

Dave found great joy in time spent with his family, especially his grandkids, Ash-ley Edwards, Jaiden Seifert, Kati Garrity, Audra Seifert, Zack Garrity, Emeri Ral-ston, Briah Reuss, and his great-granddaughter, Alayah Edwards. He was an avid Bears fan and loved Harleys and Ford pick-ups.

Surviving are his wife, Dee; daughters, Angi (Jamie) Ralston, Keli (Jeff Garrity) Runge and Randi Runge; siblings, Dennis "Denny" Runge, Kristie (Larry) Walther and Dana (Christy) Runge, as well as his grandkids.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents and grandparents.

The family will greet relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 10 a.m. until the service hour of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Dave re-quests casual attire.

Following the 11:30 a.m. funeral home service, full military honors and interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.

Pallbearers will be daughters, Angi Ral-ston, Keli Runge and Randi Runge. Hon-orary pallbearers will be Chad Dohrmann, Donny McCune, Bob Skeffington, Mark Cleveland, Jeff Garrity and Al Moore.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a memorial fund is established.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfun eralhomes.com.

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