June 22, 1951 – Friday, May 3, 2013
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
AT THE CHURCH IN BUFFALO
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Terry Allen Runke, age 61, of Buffalo and formerly of Hutchinson passed away on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 while turkey hunting in South Dakota and is now in the great hunting field of heaven.
Terry was born on June 22, 1951 in Hutchinson to Milan & Lucille Carlson Runke.
After graduating from Hutchinson High School he and his friend Leigh Anglin worked on the wheat harvest based out of York, North Dakota working for Don Haugen where they were known as “Haugen’s Heroes” and “Wheat Whackers”.
Terry graduated from Hutchinson Vocational Technical in 1974 in audio visual technology.
Terry worked for The Marshall School System and then moved to Maple Lake and was the Samsung repair man for the metro area.
Terry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He taught gun safety for thirty one years. He was a member of Pheasants Forever, a lifetime member of The NRA, Minnesota Deer hunters, The National Wild Turkey Federation, Hasty-Silver Creek Sportsmans Club.
He was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Terry and his wife Gail were married for thirty-eight years on July 27, 1974. The were married in Renville, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with four children and a grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father: Milan Runke and his father-in-law: Lowell Bratsch.
He is survived by his wife: Gail; daughters: Sara & fiancé Nick Vergin, Sonia, Rebecca and granddaughter: Anna Jo and a son: Cody; his mother: Lucille Runke; three brothers: Carl (Ardell), Dale (Pat) and Gene (Laurie) Runke; two sisters: Janet (Jim) Thompson and Kay Runke and their families; many hunting and fishing buddies.
Funeral services for Terry Runke will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 5-8 P.M. at the church. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, May 8th one hour prior to services at the church.
Casket Bearers will be Carl Runke, Dale Runke, Gene Runke, Jim Thompson, Kelly Runke and Jack Carlson.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com