Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Obituary: Lulu Lillian Runge - Class of 1901

MADISON - Lulu Lillian Runge, age 94, of 602 North Segoe Road, died on Tuesday, April 24, 1979. She was born on December 19, 1884 in Dane, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Adolph and Elizabeth Runge. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, class of 1905, and taught school in Neillsville, Wisconsin and Duluth. She taught Engineering Math at the University of Nebraska from 1910 until her retirement in 1950. She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Lincoln, Nebraska, a member of the P.E. O., also the Zonta and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is survived by two sisters, Alma Runge of Madison and Mrs. Lloyd Mohr of Shorewood Hills; a niece, Mrs. Jean Crowley and a grandniece, Carol Lynn, both of Shorewood Hills. Funeral services will be held at the FRAUTSCHI-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway, Rd., from 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 26. The Reverend Richard E. Pritchard will officiate. Burial will be in the Middleton Junction Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Heritage Congregational Church or the Attic Angels Nursing Home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 25, 1979

Note: Lulu Lillian Runge's class year is based on information in the 1901 Tychoberahn and official graduation records of the Madison School Board. The 1901 Tychoberahn did not have senior class photos. You may catch a glimpse of Lulu Lillian Runge in the back row of a group of participants in a 1938 research conference on economics and statistics by clicking HERE.

Lulu Runge's grandniece, Carol Jean Crowley, is a member of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965.

1 comment:

RJ Samp said...

Runge (Rung-Gee) is a very famous Madisonian name. Carlisle Runge was a Colonel in the US Army during the Kennedy Administration and worked with the Army Reserves. They lived on Piper Drive near Tokay Bl. Ford and Frederika attended Midvale....Ford is up at Univ. of Minn. as a full professor, and Frederika is on WHA 21 TV. The mother was a superb singer and actress, am sure she did some Madison Theatre Guild stuff in the late 50's early 60's.