Runke, Dale E. At 72 he passed away at home with family around him and deer in the backyard April 26th, 2021. He was born on May 5th 1948 in Hutchinson, MN. His family and friends will remember him for his generosity, kindness and wry sense of humor. He talked, joked and shared stories with everyone. Owned Coast to Coast / Ace Hardware for 40 years and helped build the economic vitality and growth seen in the City of Robbinsdale. Dale lived it up with travel, gardening, fishing and hunting at every given opportunity. He knew so much about animals all over the world thanks to his love of nature and conservation. He had a passion for understanding the world around him and "How things worked". It's fitting that the Pink Super Moon peaked it's brilliance just after his passing. We will always remember the spark in his blue eyes and his sense of humor. Preceded in death by parents and one brother. Survived by wife Pat, children Carrie (Kevin), Kelly (Dezia), Maria, Nicole (Darrell), Chris (Andi) & grandchildren: Lucas, Veronica, Eskadelia, Airabella, Osman, Jordan, Lauren, River, Soleil. In lieu of flowers please consider PRISM (prismmpls.org). Private Funeral Service Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Noon at Lakewood Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave South. Interment Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Facemasks and social distancing requested by the family. Washburn-McReavy.com Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651
Dale E. Runke
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