6/18/2020 10:46:00 AM Celebration of Life for Linda Runkle June 27 in Stewartville
A Celebration of Linda's Life will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Heritage House, 309 N. Main St. in Stewartville. Linda S. Runkle, 62, of Rochester, formerly of Stewartville, died on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 of natural causes at Mayo Clinic Rochester-St. Marys Campus. Linda Sue Ewald was born on Nov. 13, 1957 in Rochester to David and Regina (Gillespie) Ewald. She grew up in Stewartville and attended school there, graduating from Stewartville High School in 1976. Linda was married on July 19, 1974 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville to Larry Runkle. Following their marriage the couple lived in Stewartville and then rural Grand Meadow. They were later divorced. Linda was employed for a number of years at D&R Star in Rochester and was also employed part-time with her son, Tory and as a waitress at area restaurants. Linda had most recently been attending Sunday services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester. She was a good athlete and was an avid league softball player. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. Linda is survived by two daughters and one son, Tonya (Paul ) Sands of Kasson, Tage Runkle of Byron, and Tory Runkle of Rochester; six grandchildren, Jade Sands, Shae Sands, Kennedy Runkle, Aaron Sands, Calvin Cray and Tommy Runkle; her father, David Ewald of Rochester; her sisters, Roxanne Lane of Tucson, Ariz. and Nicole McAllister of Hayfield; brother-in-law, Tom Mullenbach of Stewartville and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Regina, her sister, Patty Mullenbach, and brother, Dave Ewald. Burial and a private family committal service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Linda are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.