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John Runyon

November 6, 1977 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 43)


      John Runyon, age 43, a resident of Redkey, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

      John was born November 6, 1977 in Portland the son of Bruce Petschke and Candy Runyon. John graduated from Jay County high school in 1997 he worked for Ken Kunkle Chevrolet in Portland, FCC Indiana in Portland; he was the owner of Jayland Mowing and Snow Removal, and owner of the Key Palace Theater in Redkey.  He also worked for Scout Clean Energy and Tri-Global. John was a member of the Arch Bridge Kroozers. He was an avid archer and loved the Chicago Cubs, Politics, Blues Music and all music.  Most of all, he loved his family. 

     John married Caressa Coons on February 22, 2003.

Survivors Include:

His loving wife of 17 years: Caressa Runyon – Redkey

3 wonderful sons: Preston, Hunter, and Brenden – Redkey

Mother: Candy Runyon – Portland

Step-father: Tim Smith – Portland

Grandparents: John and Mary Helen Rigby – Portland

2 sisters: Heather Mattingly – Portland

             Barbara (husband Gary) Smith – Portland

1 brother: Scott (wife Shannon) Newton – Portland

Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his father Bruce Petschke and stepmother Jackie Petschke.   

      Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-8 pm at Key Palace Theater in Redkey. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 am at Key Palace Theater in Redkey. Burial will follow in Liber Cemetery with Craig Cotherman to officiate the services.

     Memorial may be directed towards the family.

     Arrangements by Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. 

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November 12, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Key Palace Theatre
123 S Meridian St
Redkey, IN 47373

Funeral Service
November 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Key Palace Theatre
123 S Meridian St
Redkey, IN 47373

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