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“We are sorry to learn of your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is ready to sustain us in our time of need -...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: F&D

“I am so sorry for your loss. I Would have come to the funeral home but I JUST got out of the hospital 2-20-2019 after having a total knee...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Sandi Walls - Fort Wayne, IN

“I will never forget Diane went through school together. Mr. & Mrs. Runge have always been like family. He will be missed. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Andy Gunkel - Clearwater, FL

“Helen,So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Nancy McCammon-Hansen - IN

“Ms. Helen, just know, that your community is praying for and with you. Know that the Lord is on your side and that He is with you in your time of...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: LENA M. GREEN - FORT WAYNE, IN

“A sad moment in the reading of Bob's obituary. He lived a long and full life but he will be missed. We are sorry that we cannot attend the...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Denny & Jan Przybyla - Fort Wayne, IN

“My prayers and condolences to the family of a truly wonderful man. May God give you comfort in this time of sorrow. Maye Johnson ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Maye Johnson - Fort Wayne, IN

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: GWEN CARPENTER - FORT WAYNE, IN

“Dear Helen and family, Mary & I will always value the dedication and friendship you and Bob brought to "immigrants" like us, when we relocated to...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Randy Schmidt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss I'm praying for your family right now ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Caitlin Fraze - Fort Wayne, IN

“Helen and family,We send our sympathy on the loss of Bob. We will never forget your gracious outreach to us as we joined the Fort Wayne Democrats. ...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Rev. Susan Keirn and Rev. Edward E. Kester - IN

“Dear SuZanne and Helen and family,I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts. Warm hugs for both of you. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle Bandor - Fort Wayne, IN

“I am sorry that we are losing another very good democrat. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Pat Jackson - Fort Wayne, IN

“My deepest condolences to Helen, Suzanne and John and everyone who loved Bob. I can't even count the number of events, project, causes and Election...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Morrone - Ft Wayne, IN

“Sending my deepest and heartfelt condolences to Helen during this difficult time. I love you to the moon and back.I'm a better person for having met...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Cross - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our deepest condolences to Helen and the entire Runge family. Bob was a wonderful man and very kind to my mother, Joan, and our family throughout...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Matthew & Valerie Mostes - CA

“So sorry to hear about Uncle Bob, Mom and I are sending our love from Tampa, FL to All. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Marti Ambriole Woznicki - Tampa, FL


Robert H. "Bob" Runge, 90, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born February 1, 1929 in rural Allen County to Herman and Helen (Fortmeyer) Runge, Bob attended Fort Wayne's North Side High School and then earned his bachelor's degree from International Business College. He served with distinction in the US Army during the Korean conflict. On December 26, 1953 he married Helen Ann Hartsough in Delaware, Ohio. He worked at Essex Wire and then for many years as a real estate banker. Bob is survived by his wife, Helen Runge, daughters SuzAnne (John Brennan) Runge and Kathryn Janeway, grandson Trevor Finch, brothers Harold and Bill, and sisters Mary Ambriole, Dorothy Amato, Lydia Runge-Quinn, and Janice Harrison, and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Elmer and Herman, his sister Wilma, and daughters RoxAnne Runge and Diane (Runge) Finch. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Lakeside Park, 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, and on Tuesday from 9-10am at St. Mary Mother of God Church, 1101 Lafayette St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 one hour before the 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. Bob's family asks that memorial donations be directed to the St. Mary's Catholic Church Soup Kitchen Ministries. To sign Bob's online guestbook, visit www.domccombandsons.com.