We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

James "Jim" Runge

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 for 85 year old James "Jim" Runge who died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at VIP Manor in Wood River, IL.

James was born June 12, 1929 in Fort Gage, IL, the son of Ed and Irene (Brown) Runge. He married Darlene Dethrow on December 19, 1947 in Chester, IL and she survives.

Also surviving six children, Pam Grether of Oconomowoc, WI, Kathy Winslow of Cottage Hills, IL, Lisa Johnson of Lexington, KY, Debra Runge of Moro, IL, Mike Runge of Jerseyville, IL and Brian Runge of Alton, IL. Six siblings, Charles Runge of Eureka, MT, Faye Downey of Anna, IL, Betty Place of Dewey, OK, Roger Surman of Barnhart, MO, Shirley Dunker of Chester, IL and Linda Stout of Murphysboro, IL. 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and one brother.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, IL.

A funeral service for James "Jim" Runge will be at 10am Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills, IL with Pastor Matt Gehrke officiating.

Burial will be in the Ellis Grove City Cemetery in Ellis Grove, IL.

Memorials can be made to Concordia Lutheran Church in Cottage Hills, IL.