Christopher "Chris" Runkle, age 53, of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Chris fought a brave battle with cancer for over six months. Chris was born December 8, 1967 in Anchorage, Alaska to Carlton "Joe" and Dorothy (Predieri) Runkle. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his twin brother, Craig and sister-in-law, Carla. Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey and Jason, three nieces and two great nieces, and special friend, Jeni.
Chris was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Elsie Predieri and paternal grandmother, June Chandonia.
Chris loved to ride his Harley, fishing and hunting, especially the hunting trip where he bagged a buck with his bow. He also loved all sports and especially enjoyed the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. Chris graduated from Tiffin University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He worked for 20 years at RR Donnelleys/LSC Communications, until his illness prevented him from returning to work. He was a pressman at the time he left LSC.
Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio is assisting the family with funeral arrangements and due to the COVID pandemic, there will be a private funeral for Chris. Anyone wishing to make a donation in his memory, may make it to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth or to Stein Hospice in Sandusky. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Bill McDaniel - Feb 25, 2021
Dorothy and Joe, I am so sorry to hear of your Son's passing. You and your entire Family are in my Prayers. God Bless you.
Sister Diane Hay - Feb 22, 2021
My love and prayers extend to you at this time. May Chris rest in the peace of Christ and my you, his family be consoled in Jesus.
Anita and Brad Ream - Feb 18, 2021
Our sincere condolences to all of Chris’s loved ones.
Janet Songer - Feb 18, 2021
Jeffrey, Jason, Joe, Dorothy, and Craig So very sorry to read of the loss of your father, son and brother. I remember Chris from when I worked at RRD. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.
Doug & Barb Fidler - Feb 18, 2021
We are very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you guys .
Brian and Linda Prater - Feb 18, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Ryan Wilson - Feb 17, 2021
Joe, Dorthy, Chris and family, so sorry for your loss. Craig was a good friend, we had a lot of fun together growing up. He will be missed. God Bless.
Jeremy haynes and tina navarro - Feb 17, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you if you need anything we are here for you, Chris will definitely be missed!
Tina Mira - Feb 17, 2021
Dorothy and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers for peace and comfort.
Ty & Tina Curliss - Feb 17, 2021
To the Runkle family we are so sorry to hear the loss of Chris! Chris was an employee of mine and was my right hand person! I will never forget him, he was a great man and loved his family! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Mike and Jan Bell - Feb 17, 2021
Joe and Dorothy, We send our love, sympathy and prayers for the presence and comfort of the Holy Spirit for you and your family.
Cindy ( Phillips) Lynch Dell'Eva - Feb 17, 2021
Dear Dorothy, Joe and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers
Randy and Pat Brown - Feb 16, 2021
Sending prayers to the family. Sorry for your loss.
Jeff and Marsha Danhoff - Feb 16, 2021
So sorry for this loss Dorothy and Joe. We don't plan on burying our children. We will keep you in our prayers.
Kimberly Daron-Withkowski - Feb 16, 2021
Dorothy, Joe, Craig and family, I am so saddened to hear about Chris. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Gene and Peggy Predieri - Feb 16, 2021
Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. We are so sorry for the passing of Chris.
Don & Tina Shirey - Feb 15, 2021
Joe & Dorothy, please know we are sending prayers to you and your family. Chris is on to a better place with no pain. ❤
Lorna Collins - Feb 15, 2021
I am so very sorry for the loss of Chris! My prayers are with you all . . .
Jim & Deb White - Feb 15, 2021
Sending prayers for the family.
Terri Bays Schmidt - Feb 15, 2021
Craig and Runkle Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Chris passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you all doing this difficult time.
Brian & Kyle Fenner - Feb 15, 2021
Dorothy , Joe and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Holly Korbas - Feb 15, 2021
Joe and Dorothy and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss...
Randy and Mary Ann Jacobs - Feb 15, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the love of God, family and friends help you through the days ahead.
Phil and Toni Fletcher - Feb 15, 2021
Joe and Dorothy so sorry to hear of your loss. We will have you all in our prayers in the coming days.
Charles Briggs - Feb 15, 2021
Dorthy & Joe So sorry for your loss. Chuck & Ethel Briggs
Brenda & Walt Laser - Feb 15, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. May God wrap you all in his arms.
Marianne Miller Jasper - Feb 15, 2021
My sincere condolences
Jim and Marlene Henry - Feb 15, 2021
Dear Dorothy, Joe and family, We are so very sad to learn of Chris's death. I know he fought a good fight with your help. We never know when our work will be done, do we. Though we didn't know Chris personally, we know that he was special because you are his parents and family. You are still in our prayers.
Roger Keesy - Feb 15, 2021
Deepest condolences to the Runkle family. I I have some great memories of Chris from years ago. Hunting, fishing, & working. Rest In Peace Chris!
Lee Harris - Feb 15, 2021
Joe, Dot and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Chris. It seems like just yesterday that our kids were growing up together. Chris was such a good person and son, and may he R.I.P. with our Lord in Heaven.
Shirley and Jim Holmer - Feb 14, 2021
Joe and Dorothy we are so sorry to hear of your loss of your son Chris. God bless you all. RIP Chris.
Krista and David Burkett - Feb 14, 2021
We are extremely sorry for your loss of Chris! I know it is so hard to hear these words when it is so fresh! Chris was a neighbor, schoolmate to both of us, and most importantly our friend! Our thoughts, love and prayers to you all!
Ed Kanney - Feb 14, 2021
So sorry to hear about Chris. Prayers are with the entire family.
Joyce and Jimmie Bailey - Feb 14, 2021
We were so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. We are praying for comfort for all of Chris’s family.
Janice & Don Barnthouse - Feb 14, 2021
Wow, we are so vary sorry to hear of Chris's passing, It just seems like yesterday the Kids were hanging out , and discovering things of interest to do.
Jeff and Jill Fenner - Feb 14, 2021
Dorothy and Joe and family, our deepest sympathies for the passing of Chris. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kris Barnthouse - Feb 14, 2021
Joe, Dorothy, Craig, I am so sorry to learn of Chris' passing. I have many great memories of the times we all spent together as kids - usually doing something outdoors. Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours.
Richard and Amy Russell - Feb 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of one so dear. As God welcomes Chris home, may God also grant you much comfort and peace.
molly harrington - Feb 14, 2021
Dear Joe and Dorothy and family, so very very sad. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Molly and Jerry Harrington
Rose and Denny Jaeckin - Feb 14, 2021
Joe and Dorothy and family--our thoughts and prayers are with you
Jim, Sandy, Luke and Ben Blum. Cody, Lauren, Hadlee and Connor Evans. - Feb 14, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Prayers.
Max and Linda Caywood - Feb 14, 2021
Dear Friends, We were saddened to hear of Chris passing. Having known him all of his life and being life long friends it is hard to lose those we have known forever it seems. The boys were will always be near and dear to us for so many reasons. Please know that we are thinking of you this day and the days to come and pray for you all. Love from our family. M and L
Bill and Jamie Krabill - Feb 14, 2021
Joe and Dorothy, We are so sorry about the loss of your son Chris. Please know that our family is thinking of the both of you.
Susie Kimble Smith - Feb 14, 2021
Joe, Dorothy & Family I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Chris. He was a wonderful guy & always had a Smile on his face and a Kind Word!! R.I.P
Karen and Al Bedingfield - Feb 14, 2021
Joe and Dorothy So sorry for the loss of your son!! Prayers and hugs!!
Mick and Sandi O’Brien - Feb 14, 2021
Joe and Family We are so sorry to hear about Chris. May God’s help you through this heartbreaking time. God Bless
Angela Johnson Rietschlin - Feb 14, 2021
Deepest condolences Joe, Dorothy and Craig.
Randy & Jeanie Watts - Feb 13, 2021
We are thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort during this sad and most difficult time. Love and blessings,
carl,grace rader - Feb 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences to your entire family.
Brian & Rhonda Lykins - Feb 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences to your entire family. May you find comfort in your memories