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Lorna Runck

Lorna Runck, age 85, of Lamberton, died on Oct 1, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and will continue at the United Methodist Church in Lamberton on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.

A service will be held at the United Methodist Church on Thursday at 11 a.m.

The clergy will be Pastor Noel Wetter and Pastor Cathy Hoffbeck. Interment will be at the Lamberton Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Lorna (Russell) Runck was born May 20, 1937, in New Ulm, Minnesota to William (Tim) and Ida Russell. She attended country schools at West Newton and Winthrop. After graduating from Winthrop High School, she attended Mankato State College and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Home Economics. While in college, Lorna worked as a 4-H summer assistant in Chippewa County. After college graduation, she worked for the University of Minnesota as an Extension home economist for Cottonwood County. Lorna and Ervin W. Runck were united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1959, in Lafayette. Together they raised their three children: Russell, Rochelle and Troy. Lorna was involved in many organizations and hobbies, including Lamberton Community Rummage Sale for 30-plus years; ABC Buying Club food co-op for 37 years; charter member, Redwood County Home Economics Club, Lamberton Contemporary Club, Lamberton Reading Club, United Methodist Church Faith Circle, State Fair and county 4-H judge. In the early ’70s, Lorna served multiple roles for Southwest Health Care, including executive secretary, bringing a health care clinic back to Lamberton. Throughout the past 50 years, Lorna’s greatest passion was to coach others to improved health through natural health and nutrition.

Lorna’s second passion was flower gardening. Lorna was known for her floral arrangements and tailored clothing exhibits at Redwood, Chippewa, Carver County and Minnesota State fairs. Lorna had a strong faith in her Lord Jesus Christ as a member of the Revere Christian Fellowship and the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed family time, playing 500, family reunions, preparing meals for family, playing piano, clarinet, sewing and designing and constructing banners.

Lorna is survived by her husband, Ervin; children, Troy Runck of Lamberton and Russell (Anne) Runck of Watertown, Minnesota; grandsons, Austin Runck (fiancée Michelle Hayes) of Savage, Minnesota, and Alexander Runck of Seattle, Washington; and sisters, Ilene Bussler and Beth Russell. Preceding Lorna in death: daughter, Rochelle Lorna Runck and parents, William (Tim) and Ida Russell.

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