David Maxwell Runner (1936-2017)

David Maxwell Runner
October 1, 1936 – August 12, 2017

David Maxwell Runner, 80, of O’Fallon, IL, born October 1, 1936, in Morgantown, W. Virginia, passed away on August 12, 2017.

David was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, and was a Member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church serving on many committees of the church. He joined Equitable as a representative in 1970 receiving numerous awards including the National Citation Award eight times, the National Quality Award, a seven time Production Growth Award recipient, Builders Trophy and the Veterans Service Award before retiring from AXA Equitable as a Financial Consultant and being inducted into the Equitable Hall of Fame. He was a member of the East Side Life Underwriters, former board member of the YMCA and former member of the Wolf Branch School Board. If you knew Dave you knew he enjoyed a wonderful sense of humor, he loved spending time with his family, friends, playing golf and was an avid painter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie (Rosalyn) Runner nee Reed.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Ann Runner nee Hempen; 3 children, Mark D. (Carla) Runner of O’Fallon, IL; Terri Marlow of O’Fallon, IL, Dodi (Quin) Netzel of Jacksonville, FL, brother; Joe (Pat) Runner of Tiverton, RI, 7 grandchildren; Jordan Runner, Angela Torres, Jesse Torres, Ashleigh Loehring, Allyson Defosset, Max Netzel, Olivia Netzel, 7 great-grandchildren; Luna Runner, Lucas Torres, Emily Torres, Jackson Warner, Jack Loehring, Evan Holland, Parker Loehring

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org/donate or St. Matthew United Methodist Church 1200 Moreland Dr. Belleville, IL 62223 www.stmatthewumc.org. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 South Lincoln Avenue, O’Fallon, IL 62269 and from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church 1200 Moreland Dr. Belleville, IL 62223.

Funeral services will be held at St. Matthew United Methodist Church 1200 Moreland Dr. Belleville, IL 62223 at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with Rev. Robert Souders and Rev. Larry Patton officiating.

Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan, St. Louis, MO on Wednesday August 16th at 9:00 am with full military honors.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.