August 4, 1960 - October 8, 2021
Private memorial services with family and friends were previously held for Kent Runge of Wadena, MN. Kent was born to Donald and Audrey (Keim) Runge on August 4, 1960, in Anaheim, CA. After completing high school he continued his education with five years of college, spending most of his working career as a social worker supervising and teaching others. Kent’s life was full of learning and service towards others. He was self-taught in many of his interests, which included reading, photography, bicycling, motorcycling, canoeing, camping, woodworking, ham radio, and making radio-controlled airplanes and drones. He remodeled and updated many of his homes and built a customized camper from an auto trailer. He also started his own computer consulting business and social worker business. Kent had great concern for developmentally disabled folks, a passion for peace, and managed to keep a positive, grateful attitude for life. He greatly loved his wife and daughter and respected his Lord. He took time to be a Sunday School teacher, a youth group co-leader and helped lead a singles ministry. Together with his wife, he attended and started many home Bible Studies through their years of marriage. They also attended a Discipleship Training School together with Youth With A Mission in CO. He was an avid learner, enjoyed music of all kinds often playing the guitar in earlier years and even attended a Mountaineering School in California. He will be remembered for sharing silly puns with others and for his gratefulness for the caregivers and medical professionals in the last years of his life! At the age of 61, Kent passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, on October 8, 2021, at his home in Wadena, MN. Preceding Kent in death were his father, Donald, and a stillborn sibling. Kent is survived by his devoted wife, Laurie, and daughter, Elisa Mae, both of Wadena; and his mother, Audrey Brown of Ashby. After dealing with weight issues, renal failure, diabetes and heart failure, Kent is finally no longer struggling with his earthly body. His spirit lives on and has been shared with creation.
Private memorial services with family and friends were previously held for Kent Runge of Wadena, MN. Kent was born to Donald and Audrey (Keim) Runge on August 4, 1960, in Anaheim, CA. After completing high school he continued his education... View Obituary & Service Information
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