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Runneberg, Charles "Chuck" A. 1939-2012


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Date: 3/4/2024 at 09:51:03

Charles A. "Chuck" Runneberg
1939 - 2012

Iles Funeral Homes - Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel
202 S. Market Street
Madrid, Iowa

Charles "Chuck" A. Runneberg fought his last battle. After a long courageous fight, he passed from this life on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames at the age of 73. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 9, at Iles Funeral Homes, Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.

Chuck was born on March 5, 1939 to Elroy and Ila (Scrogum) Runneberg. He was brought up on the family farm and attended and graduated from Mallard School District. On November 5, 1965, Chuck married Roberta Lea Stender and to this union, two daughters were born. Chuck worked for 30 years in road construction for Jackson Construction in Nevada and Grimes Asphalt in Grimes. While working for Grimes Asphalt, he and his wife owned and operated Chuck's Hardware in Madrid for 13 years. Due to his bad health, the Hardware Store was sold in 1997.

He was a quiet man, with a silly sense of humor. Chuck could always say things with a straight face and with a twinkle in his eye. He knew no enemies and had many friends.

Chuck will be greatly missed by his wife of 47 years, Roberta Runneberg; two daughters he cherished and was so proud of, Lisa (Russell) Herrstrom and Lori Runneberg both of Madrid; two grandsons of whom he had a special bond with, Travis of Boone and Nicholas of Madrid; one sister, Marian Runneberg of Arizona; several nieces and nephews, and many friends. He was preceded into eternal life by his parents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law and brother-in-law.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Published by the Des Moines (IA) Register 07 July 2012.


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