Monday, September 04, 2006

Obituary: Alma M. Runge - Class of 1902

MADISON - Alma M. Runge, age 102, of 602 North Segoe Road, died on Saturday, July 6, 1985, at a local nursing home. She was born on February 4, 1883, in the Town of Middleton, the daughter of Adolph and Elizabeth Runge, Miss Runge attended and graduated from Middleton high School; and Madison Central High School. She was a 1906 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Miss Runge taught High School for many years, and later went back to school to get her degree in Library Science. She worked for the University of Wisconsin Library until she retired. She was a member of the A.A.U.W., and was very active in the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is survived by her sister, Elsie Mohr of Madison; a niece, Jean E. Crowley of Madison; and a grand-niece, Carol Lynn of Madison. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, Lloyd H. Mohr; and a sister, Lulu Runge. Funeral services will be held at the CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 1985. Reverend Richard Pritchard will officiate. Burial will be in Middleton Junction Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family suggests that memorials be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Attic Angel Nursing Home.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 8, 1985

Note: Alma Runge's graduation year is based on information in the 1902 Tychoberahn and the official graduation records of the Madison School Board.

Alma Runge's grand-niece, Carol Lynn Crowley, is a member of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965.

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