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Kenneth R. Runyard


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Kenneth R. Runyard

Born: October 24, 1938; in Waukegan, IL

Died: January 2, 2019; in Richmond, IL

Kenneth R. Runyard, age 80, of Richmond, IL, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 while in the company of family members, at his residence.

He was born in Waukegan, IL on October 24, 1938, a son of the late J. Robert and Eleanor (Chellstrom) Runyard. He was married Carol Bockelman on Oct. 23, 1965 in McHenry, IL. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond, where he served as usher and was involved in building maintenance.

He attended Richmond-Burton High School and enjoyed camping, fishing, square dancing, woodworking and traveling to Florida. He owned and operated Richmond Plumbing & Heating for many years, retiring in 2001.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Carol; a daughter, Lauri (Mark) Olson; a son, Scott (Joy) Runyard, both of Richmond, IL; five grandchildren, Katie (Joe) Busse, Aaron (Stephanie) Olson, Kyle Olson, Joko Runyard and Amanda Herman; two great grandchildren, Jacob Busse and Anthony Gum; a sister, Ginny (the late Loren) Miller, of Kissimee, FL.

He was preceded by his parents.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 until the funeral service at Noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway in Richmond with Rev. Andy Tyrrell officiating. Interment will be in Richmond Cemetery in Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Grace Lutheran Church, 6000 Broadway St, Richmond, IL 60071 or JourneyCare Foundation, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010.

For information, please call 815 678-7311 or visit www.ehornadams.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 4, 2019
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