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Robert Runyan

December 6, 1942 July 1, 2019
Robert Runyan
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Obituary for Robert Runyan

Robert Runyan, age 76, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Monday, July 1, 2019 under hospice care in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6 at Ritchie Funeral Home with the family greeting friends. Interment will be held at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be given in his name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.

Robert Steele Runyan was born December 6, 1942 in Red Oak, Iowa to Clinton Runyan and Dorothy (Williams) Runyan. He grew up on a farm in the New Market area. He attended country school and the New Market Schools, graduating from New Market High School with class of 1961. On February 2, 1962 he was united in marriage to Karen Gray. Three children were born to this union, Troy Steele, Todd Stuart and Tiffany Shannon. Bob and Karen were divorced in 1982.

As a teenager, Bob worked on his parent’s farm, following graduation he worked at the Clarinda Telephone Exchange and then the Miller Feed and Milling in New Market. His career as an over-the-road truck driver started in 1970 and continued for forty six years. During that time he lived in several locations in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois.

Bob enjoyed listening to music on his many travels. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and the NFL (The BEARS) and reading western novels. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren in all of their activities.

Preceding Bob in death are his parents, Clinton and Dorothy; brother, Warren Runyan; sister-in-law, Patty Runyan; former wife, Karen Runyan; grandson, Brandon Runyan.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Troy (Bridget) Runyan of Kansas City, Missouri, Todd (Jill) Runyan of Atlantic, Iowa, Tiffany (Wayne) Runyan of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Angela, Hillary (Jared), Rachel, Tanner (Lauren), Jessica, Brady, Jake and Levi; great grandchildren, Quintin, Abriella, Owen, Alegra, MaeAnne and Charlie Glee; brothers, Curtis (Karen) Runyan and Marvin (Betty) Runyan; nieces; nephews and many friends.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

6

Jul

9:00 AM 7/6/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

6

Jul

11:00 AM 7/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Interment

Saturday

6

Jul

12:00 PM 7/6/2019 12:00:00 PM
Clarinda Cemetery

Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clarinda Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

May be given in his name.

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