Dean S. Runyan

Dean S. Runyan

Spring Green/Dean S. Runyan age 82 of Spring Green passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 following an extended illness.

He was born on April 5, 1935 in Spring Green the son of Sidney and Mildred (Snyder) Runyan. He was married on October 3, 1959 to the former Lorraine A. Ruhland. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and worked as a mechanic for the DNR for many years until his retirement in July of 1996 to pursue his passion of woodworking.

Dean was an avid talker and self taught himself his entire life, helping his children and grandchildren with many projects and was always willing to give advice.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Runyan of Spring Green, 3 children, Deanna (Douglas) Louis of Lone Rock, Denise Runyan and friend Brian Hake of Mt. Horeb, Tyran Runyan and friend Kari Legler of Arena, 5 grandchildren, Dana Louis, Danielle and Dustin Roder, Trae and Jessen Runyan, 3 brothers-in-law, Francis Ruhland, Charles (Sally) Ruhland, Ralph (Pat) Ruhland, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mildred Runyan, 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kitty (Hank) Ringelstetter, Bonnie (Jack) Hickox, 4 brothers-in-law and 4 sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Spring Green. Fr. John Silva will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and again on Friday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass.

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The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home in Spring Green is assisting the family with the arrangements.