Mr. Runkle died on Monday, September 4, 2006, at 9:10 p.m., at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.
Mr. Runkle was born on October 1, 1942, in Stockton, Ill. He was the son of the late Walter and Ester K. Kuntz Runkle.
Mr. Runkle was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Oakland, Ky.; he was a retired truck driver; and was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in Vietnam with 14th Armour Calvary and 7th Army as Spec. 4.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Martin Runkle; Foster Parents, Irma and Martin Kloepping, one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Rubarts Runkle of Bowling Green; a son and daughter-in-law, Ashley and Terri Runkle of Bowling Green; foster daughter, Sarah Grant; seven brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels in Bowling Green was in charge of all the arrangements.