Edward C. ‘Ed’ Runion

Edward C. “Ed” Runion, 83, of Tiffin, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 10, 2013, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Genoa, to Carl and Viola (Taylor) Runion Sr. He married Sonja Hahler, his beloved wife of 58 years, Feb. 1, 1954, and she preceded him in death Dec. 3, 2012.

Survivors include three sons, Edward A. (Cheri) Runion and John R. Runion, both of Tiffin, and Mark A. (Carol) Runion of Fort Seneca; one brother, Gerald Runion of Tiffin; three sisters, Ida Bell, Alice Fitch and Rita Fitch, all of Tiffin; four grandchildren, Jason Runion, Brandi Stewart, Eric (Jessica) Runion and Brock Runion; six great-grandchildren, Caleb, Zach, Autumn, Keely, Nicolas and T.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Carl, Kenny, Dale, Lyle and Dick Runion; and two sisters, Gloria Fitch and Carol Angelbeck.

Ed served in the United States Army from July 12, 1946-April 11, 1953, and was a truck driver for Mohawk & Central Transport, retiring in 1987. He was a life member of the VFW Post No. 2858, enjoyed traveling with his wife, fishing, bowling and was a fan of Jimmie Johnson and Cleveland sports. Ed loved his wife and family.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin, with military honors being conducted by the United Veterans’ Council.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County.

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