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Phyllis Elsie Runke

May 8, 1923 September 19, 2014
Phyllis Elsie Runke
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Runke, Phyllis Elsie, age 91 of Highlands Ranch. Phyllis passed away peacefully on September 19, 2014. Phyllis was born and raised Mapleton, Minnesota. It was there that she met Darrell Runke and their lives together began. A WWII bride, Phyllis and Darrell married in Sacramento, California, where he was stationed in the Air Force. They spent most of their married life in Minnesota and retired to the beach in Naples, Florida. Phyllis was dedicated to her family, raising five children, and loving on five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her home was always welcoming to family and friends alike. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Runke, and her son, Ken Runke. She is survived by her son, Timm Runke, and her daughters, Vicky Woitas, Sally Fisher, and Betsy Vaninetti.
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Funeral Service




9:30 AM 9/27/2014 9:30:00 AM
Wind Crest Community

3235 Mill Vista Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Wind Crest Community
3235 Mill Vista Road Highlands Ranch 80129 CO
United States

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American Heart Association

1777 South Harrison Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80210
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name.Donations can be made at

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