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David S. Runge

David S. Runge, age 72, of Catawissa died peacefully at his home at 11:45 a. m. Friday, March 27, 2020, after a battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.

Born in Bloomsburg on April 24, 1947, he was a son of the late Jack, Sr., and Bessie M. (Vietz) Runge. He resided in Catawissa and Numidia for much of his life and was a 1966 graduate of Southern Columbia High School.

Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict. After serving three years he was discharged with the rank of Sergeant and he continued to serve in the Marine Corps reserves until his discharge in 1972.

Dave received the Vietnam Service Medal with four battle stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, Combat Action ribbon, Good Conduct Medal First Award and the Rifle Marksman Badge.

Following his military service, he was employed in the trucking industry as a driver, mechanic and dispatcher. He was a member of Ft. McClure Post 804, VFW, Bloomsburg and the Dream Machine Car Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Vicki L. Harner, on November 8, 2017.

Dave is survived by a son, David R. Runge, and his wife Erin, Catawissa, a daughter, Alexa, wife of Walter Leck, Catawissa; a granddaughter, Kylie Leck and a brother, Jack Runge, Jr., and his wife Linda, Bloomsburg.

Graveside services will be held at a time to be announced.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street. Bloomsburg.

 

 

 


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I just found out about David's death.I am saddened by the loss. I am his cousin and I have been wanting to contact him just to talk. To his family, I will pray for the Holy Spirit to be a comfort to you all. Angela Misal

Angela Misal Apr 14 2020 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to all the family. We were saddened to learn of Dave's passing. He was a great over the road "trucking" friend and we shared many stories. Thank you Dave for your service to our country.

Mickey and Carol Hill Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Runge

Karleen and Ted Smith Apr 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Runge

Nancy & Jimmy Yost Apr 1 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. The last time I saw Dave was in Vietnam. He was proud Marine. God bless him

Lee Linn

Lee Linn Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to family, Dave was married to a woman I was so proud to call my friend, may you and Vicki share internal life together, rest in peace you will be missed! Sandy (carl) Joline

Sandy (carl) Joline Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Runge

Sandy (carl) Joline Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM

Sympathy to you all. Will miss seeing him with his brother out eating.

Wade and Molly Gottstein Mar 31 2020 12:00 AM