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Jerald L. Runnebaum

December 5, 1965 — February 19, 2019

Halstead, KS - Jerald L. Runnebaum, 53, died, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Kansas City, MO.   A visitation will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, at Kinsley Mortuary in Marysville, KS. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m.   A rosary service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, followed by Mass of the Christian Burial, at 10:30 a.m., both at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Marysville.   Burial with military honors by Blue Rapids American Legion Post 169 will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Blue Rapids, KS.   Jerry was born December 5, 1965 at Marysville, KS, to Ralph D. and Jean (Koch) Runnebaum.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University.  Jerry was a utility coordinator for the Kansas Department of Transportation, and served his country in the U.S. Navy.   He was a Halstead resident since 2007 and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231 both of Halstead.   On January 2, 2012 he married Diane D. Herb at Toronto, KS, she survives of Halstead.   Other survivors include son: Gareth Runnebaum, Kansas City, MO; daughters; Megan Runnebaum, Monroe, NC; Falon Runnebaum, Lawrence, KS, Adelle Runnebaum, Halstead;step-son; Derek (Kaitlyn) Gant, Halstead; grandsons: Daemyn and Emrys, and granddaughters; Gwyndolin and Calais, all of Monroe, NC; father: Ralph (Judy) Runnebaum, Manhattan, KS; mother: Jean (Joe) Warders, Blue Rapids, KS; brothers: David Runnebaum, Silver Lake, KS; Dustin (Dava) Warders, Blue Rapids, KS; sisters: Hope (Andy) Buessing, Colwich, KS; Tamara (Michael) Metcalf, Lubbock, TX;  step-brothers: Kevin Warders, Marysville, KS; Gary (Michelle) Muckenthaler, Topeka, KS and Larry (Roni) Muckenthaler, Lees Summit, MO.   He was preceded in death by a step-brother, Jeff Warders.   Memorials may be given to Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231 or Midwest Transplant Network in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, KS To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jerald L. Runnebaum, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2:00 - 9:00 pm

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Family Gathering

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Rosary Service

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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St. Gregory's Catholic Church

1310 Carolina St
Marysville, KS 66508

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