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Keith A. Runge of Rochester

  • Keith A. Runge

    Keith A. Runge

updated: 8/21/2018 12:33 PM

Keith A. Runge, 75, of Rochester, died at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center.

Keith was born April 10, 1943, in New Palestine, Ill, the son of August and Sylvia Harmon Runge. He married Suzanne Farrar on August 26, 1965, in Hardinsburg, Ky.

Keith graduated from Sparta Township High School, class of 1961, and later earned a Bachelor of Science in 1965 from Southern Illinois University. Keith worked for U.S. Bank from 2000-2004 as an independent insurance agent from 1996-2000, and in medical laboratory testing from 1972-1996. He proudly served in the Ohio and Illinois National Guard. He was a member and song leader at First United Methodist Church. Keith loved golfing, working around the house, landscaping, and traveling, especially on cruises. He was also a big fan of University of Illinois basketball.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joan Reid.

Keith is survived by his wife, Suzanne Runge of Rochester; son, Dr. Christopher (Deborah) Runge of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Dr. Kendra (Dr. Matthew) Yociss of Rochester; grandchildren, Savannah, Piper, and Indigo Runge and Alexis and Alyssa Yociss; and two nieces, three nephews, and several cousins.

Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.

A private family burial will be held.