Runge, Kenneth G.

July 16, 2005

KENNETH G. RUNGE of Dover, died at home Thursday, July 14, 2005 after a long illness. He was 79. Mr. Runge was born March 4, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late John G. Runge and Josephine Klein Runge. He attended Baltimore County Schools. He was three times a soldier, his first stint in the Army came when he was 15 years and 1 month old. He served as a cannoneer for B Battery, 8th Field Artillery he later transferred to B Battery 89th Field Artillery Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. He was at Schofield Barracks on that fateful December 7th, Pearl Harbor. He was honorably discharged December 5, 1942. Mr. Runge reentered the Army July 12, 1944 again as a cannoneer and served til January 19, 1946. He married seven days later to Ruth T. Emge of Baltimore. Mr. Runge entered the Army for the 3rd time March 25, 1948 and was discharged January 12, 1950. In 1951 he joined the Baltimore City Police Force as a patrolman until his medical retirement in 1964. After retiring he and his wife moved to Delaware, where he worked for L.D. Caulk Company of Milford and retired in 1986. His wife Ruth T. Emge preceded him in death after being married for almost 52 years. He is survived by three daughters, Victoria L. Spicer and her husband George of Dover, Cynthia Maloy of Dover and Gail Runge Bowen and her husband Bob of Cambridge, MD; his brother-in-law, George Emge of Baltimore, MD; two grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

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