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Jack L. Runyon, 95 of Midland, passed away on Aug. 28 2020 at K&K Quality Care Center, He was born Sept. 10, 1924 in Beaverton, MI. Jack married Rosella Plude of Gladwin, MI in 1946 and they shared 74 wonderful years.

Jack was a naval veteran of World War 2 and Retiree or 42 years at Dow Chemical Co. He enjoyed social gatherings with family and friends, playing guitar, electrical work and fishing.

Jack is survived by his wife Rosella (Plude) Runyon; sons, Steve (Sue) Runyon of Houston, TX, Gary (Carol) Runyon of Fayettville, TN, Rex Runyon of Derby, KS, Mark (Kelly) Runyon of Austin, TX, Edward (Jean) Runyon of Calloway, NE, and daughter Kay Allen. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Jack was predeceased by his brothers and sister.

A funeral service will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary church on Wednesday Sept. 2nd, 2020 at 11am with Father Robert Howe officiating. Friends can visit with the family at the church from 10am until time of service. An entombment at New Calvary Cemetery will take place immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Pardee Cancer Treatment.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Runyon family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Kathy Boulton-Pnacek

    04 September 2020 3 months ago

    Rex and family,
    Please accept our sympathies on your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Dow High Class of 1971

  2. Charlie Weckesser

    03 September 2020 3 months ago

    Uncle “Lonesome” Jack & Aunt Roe have always been very special people to me & all of my brothers & sisters growing up.
    Steve, Gary, Rex, Mark, Kay Lynn & Eddie have always been a part of our lives growing up & after I went off to Medical School still remained in stories of family around the country.
    My path took me another way than all my brothers & sisters with some regrets which are inevitable as we grow up & get older. I certainly wish I could have been a bigger part of my family & relatives in MI, but as we all know things don’t always work out as we’d like or dreamed they had.
    I’m working as an Addictionologist now & am trying to develop a small 80 acre farm in Mascot, TN which takes up most of my time these days.
    I visited with your mother & father the last couple of times I was in MI, with my mother who I’m finding harder to get up & see regularly. We had a good visit. That was while your father was still at home with your mother. I regret that I was not able to come up for the funeral.
    My condolences go out to all of you & your children & know that your father (& grandfather to you grandchildren) was a good man that many of us will always have fond memories of as we do your mother & grandmother. I will always remember My Uncle Jack Runyon with fond memories & love.

  3. Millie Carrigan

    03 September 2020 3 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My sincerest sympathy.
    Millie Carrigan

  4. Carol Johnson

    01 September 2020 3 months ago

    Eternal rest grant unto you Uncle Jack. May you rest in peace. Amen.
    So sorry I won’t be able to make it to the funeral. I will be sitting with my husband while he receives chemo at that time on that day. My condolences to the whole family especially Aunt Rosella. I loved how he ribbed my dad calling him “Maytag” because he was an agitator. How true! Many happy memories from a very good man.

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