Branden Kenneth-Lee Runion, 23, gained his angel wings at 11:09 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his residence.
He was born June 5, 1989, in Tiffin, to Keith and Shawnie (Davis) Runion.
Our hero, Branden, is survived by his parents, Keith and Shawnie Runion of Tiffin; four brothers, Frankie, Zachary, Korben and Payten; maternal grandparents, Russell and Wanda Davis; paternal grandmother, Karen Runion; two uncles, Duane (Christie) Davis and Kaene (Colleen) Runion; an aunt, Nicki (Jake) Montgomery; a great-grandmother, Anne Laughlin; a very special cousin, KayDee; and also several cousins, great aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Kenny Runion; great-grandfather, Willis Perry; great-grandmother, Alene Perry; and great-grandfather, John Laughlin.
Branden was an inspiration to us all. If you ever had the pleasure of meeting Branden, you will never forget his beautiful smile and quick laugh. His love for life has always been radiant. Branden was known for his kind, gentle and giving soul. If he loved you, he loved you with all that he had.
"God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers." We will miss you, Bubby, Always, will we love you.
Visitation is 11 a.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, (419) 447-3113.
The Rev. Louis Dorsch will officiate the service. There will be a reception at Eagles on Riverside Drive following the services.
Donations to help with expenses are greatly appreciated. Please mail to The Runions for Branden, P.O. Box 202, McCutchenville, OH 44844.
To send condolences, or for directions to the funeral home, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.