AUBURN — Norman E. Runion Sr., 86, formerly of Altona, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.
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He was born June 14, 1928, in Garrett to Tony Sr. and Margaret (Bogner) Runion.
Norman worked at Zollner Piston in Fort Wayne for 33 years as an electrician, retiring in 1989. He also worked part time for 50 years as a security guard and the Sheriff's Department as a driver for a number of years transporting prisoners.
He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Altona Fire Department for 35 years.
He was a member of First Church of Christ in Garrett and a former member of Garrett Baptist Church. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, the Sheriffs Association and was part of the DeKalb County Sheriff's mounted posse.
He married Marilyn Wyatt on August 13, 1949, in Garrett and she survives in Garrett.
Also surviving are a son and four daughters, Norman Runion Jr. of Angola, Linda (Max) Treesh of Auburn, Alice (Philippe) Jones of Garrett, Debra (Don) Reinoehl of Garrett, and Carolee (Jerry) Bennett of Garrett; two exchange students, Marcela (Randy) Carroll of Garrett and Ayako of Japan; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and his caregiver, Shirley Curtis.
Services are at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, Ind., with Brother Bud Owen officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn.
Calling is from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, with a 6 p.m. Masonic Service at the funeral home and also 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday.
Preferred memorials are to the Masonic Lodge or First Church of Christ in Garrett.
To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
Feller & Clark Funeral Homes
1860 Center St
Auburn, IN 46706
Published in KPCNews from July 17 to July 21, 2014