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Robert L. Runyen

August 2, 1960 - January 9, 2010

LOAMI – Robert Rob L. Runyen Jr., 49, of Loami, formerly of Springfield, died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 2, 1960, in Decatur, the son of Robert and Helen J. Thomas Runyen Sr.

He married Sheila E. Knollenberg on Dec. 3, 1983.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Robert was a resident of Loami for the past nine years. He worked for Diebold. He was a member of Loami Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila E. Runyen of Loami; a daughter, Alta Runyen of Loami; two sons, Andrew (Heather) Bender of Chatham and Chris Runyen of Loami; two grandchildren, Graham and Lydia Bender; father, Robert Runyen Sr.; two sisters, Connie and Alice; two sisters-in-law, Sharon (Paul) Koester of Beason and Sandy (Greg) Mattingly of Godfrey; a brother, Lee; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will host a memorial gathering from 1 p.m. until the time of memorial services at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Loami Christian Church, with Anthony Bliss officiating.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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