Charles Lindberg Runkle

Male 1927 - 2004  (76 years)


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  • Name Charles Lindberg Runkle 
    Born 7 May 1927  Spring Glen, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 2004  Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center, Valley View, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2

    • VALLEY VIEW - Charles "Lindy" Lindberg Runkle, 76, of 1532 W. Maple Street, died Monday, April 12 at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center.
      Born May 7, 1927 in Spring Glen, he was the son of the late Chester G. and N. Pauline Schwalm Runkle.
      He was a retired mechanic and driver inspector for New Cumberland Army Depot; and also worked as a coal miner and at the former Olmstead Air Force Base in Middletown.
      He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Spring Glen, where he served as former church secretary for more than 40 years, former trustee, lay leader and Cemetery Board member. He also was a member of F&AM Valley Lodge No. 797 in Valley View; and Harrisburg Consistory.
      He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II.
      Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Irene Laura Long Runkle; a son, Larry A. of Gales Ferry, Conn.; two daughters, Diane C. Harner of Phoenix-ville and Wendy B. Mervine of Bel Air, Md.; a brother, James L. of Spring Glen; a sister, Dorothy L. Runkle of Harrisburg; six grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel H. Runkle.
      Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m. from his church. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to services.
      Memorial donations may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Spring Glen 17978.
      Buffington-Reed Funeral Home in Valley View was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.
    Buried St. Mark's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Glen, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I39317  runkle
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2015 

    Father Chester Guy Runkle,   b. 22 Apr 1904, Hebe, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1964  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Nora Pauline Schwalm,   b. 25 Jul 1909, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1992, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F15409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Irene Laura Long 
    Children 
     1. Larry A Runkle
     2. Wendy B Runkle
    +3. Diane Carol Runkle
    Last Modified 18 May 2013 
    Family ID F15411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1927 - Spring Glen, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Mark's United Methodist Church Cemetery, Spring Glen, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S41] SSDI, (Social Security Administration).

    2. [S84] Find-A-Grave.