Aug. 16, 1928 -- Feb. 13, 2007
GREELEY, Colo. -- Claude E. Runyan Jr., 78, died Tuesday (Feb. 13, 2007) at Hospice and Palliative Inpatient Care at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo.
He was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Herndon to Claude P. and Mary Magdalena (Pummer) Runyan. He grew up in Traer and attended schools in Athol and Traer. He started working at an early age at the elevator and feedlot in Traer.
On June 4, 1950, he married Doris Roe in Oberlin. They moved to McCook where he worked as a salesman at Stickney's. Later he became manager of the Stickney's in Oberlin and then managed stores in Sidney and Scottsbluff .
He was promoted to credit manager for Stickney's and moved to Sterling, Colo., where he managed credit for a four state area. He later purchased a Check-Rite franchise in Sterling and operated that business until his retirement in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and twin grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Runyan of Greeley, Colo.; daughter, Vicky Warkentin and husband, Dick of Greeley,Colo.; son, Rick Runyan and wife, Kathy of Greeley, Colo.; a sister, Elaine and husband, Gerald Leitner of Oberlin; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren,
A memorial service will be Friday, 1 p.m., at Adamson West Chapel in Greeley.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado Inc. and/or to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services 2000 47th Ave. Greeley, CO 80634.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsonchapels.com .
Adamson West Chapel of Greeley is in charge of arrangements.