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William G. Runta

January 22, 1917 - August 29, 2007

William G. Runta

SPRINGFIELD – William G. Runta, 90, of Springfield, died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at his residence.

He was born January 22, 1917 in Carlinville, IL, the son of Stanley and Sophia Pushikonis Runta. He married Dorothy Klemaier in 1949; she preceded him in death on May 8, 1989. His parents; two infant daughters; and one brother, Stanley Runta, Jr., also preceded him in death.

Mr. Runta was a machinist, a millwright, a welder, a pipefitter, and a carpenter for Carpenters Local #16. He also worked for Allis Chalmers and Sangamo Electric. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Carpenters Local 16, and VFW #4547. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during WWII.

Survivors: one daughter, Barbara (husband, Joe) Vasquenz of Lebanon, OH; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Gerald Runta of Ft. Collins, CO.

Memorials may be made to Sangamon County Right to Life or Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0009. (Please note on memo line that donation is for Peru Relief.)

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2007. Prayers: 5:00 p.m. Services: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007, Reverend Michael Haag officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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