St. Louis Cremation Ron Rundle

Ron Rundle

Ronald John Rundle (Ron) 85 passed away peacefully on July 12, 2021.  Born on November 12, 1935, in Chicago Illinois to Frank Rundle and Viola Rundle (Schroeder).  He is survived by his family:  Maureen Rundle (Froiland) wife of 63 years, daughter Kay Rundle Butterly, son-in-law David Butterly, grandson Eric Butterly and wife Christina, great-grandson David Butterly, grandson Nick Butterly, and wife Rachel.  Son Keith Rundle, daughter-in-law Karen Rundle, granddaughter Mallory Rundle and her fiance’ Kevin Hill, granddaughter Sydney Rundle, brother Ralph Rundle, brother-in-law Karion Fitzpatrick (predeceased sister Doris Rundle Fitzpatrick), and 13 nieces and nephews.

An outdoor visitation for Ron Rundle will be held on October 8, 2021, from 4 to 7 PM at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Due to COVID, masks are required. A private memorial service will be held Saturday, October 9 at 11 AM CDT. The service will be available to all online at ; and

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church or The Christian Community Healthcare both located at 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 63127, or The Salvation Army.



  1. Louann Elledge on July 16, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Maureen, Kay, and Keith,
    It is very difficult to find words of comfort at a time like this, but someone once told me that nothing that is loved is ever lost, and no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they’ve been a part. Your family has many lovely memories of Ron’s life. He touched many people with his humor, his friendship, and his caring about others. We all admired his strength and dignity in dealing with health issues. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.
    God’s blessings and peace.

  2. Kathryn Cormack on July 16, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Dearest Maureen, Kay, Keith and family,
    What a lovely tribute our Ron. It is true that love never dies. We cherish so many wonderful times with Ron over many years, filled with love and humor. He will always be in our hearts. Such a great man, in so many ways, to so many of us. May we be the wind beneath your wings to support you in these days of loss.

    Sending all of you peace, love and prayers,

  3. Sharon Albietz on July 17, 2021 at 8:36 am

    Dear Maureen and family,
    Louann perfectly expressed our feelings. We always enjoyed talking with Ron. He will be remembered with his kindness of spirit, love of family and winning smile.
    Our deepest sympathies,
    Joe and Sharon

  4. Tom Schindler on July 17, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Ron had a contagious laugh that often warmed my heart! I will always be grateful for that warmth which he and Maureen welcomed me and my family as a new pastor to STHS. Those were not easy years.
    My prayers continue for Maureen and family. God’s peace be with you.
    Much Love,
    Pastor Tom and Treva Schindler

  5. Jackie Trout on July 17, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Dear Rundle Family,
    Heavy hearted to hear of Ron’s passing. Praying that His presence and love is poured over each of you as he goes home to our Heavenly Father. Such warm thoughts and memories of your dear dad, Kay. Lifting all of you up in prayer, especially your precious mom❤️.
    Jackie and Mark Trout and family

  6. Ruth and Dennis Mall on July 17, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Dear Maureen and family,
    It just doesn’t seem possible that Ron has passed away. We will never forget his smile, his humor and the love that radiated from his soul! He was truly an amazing person and we have such fond memories of times we spent together. He was always so upbeat and positive– always saying things would be okay. We know he didn’t want to leave you, Maureen — you were the love of his life. It was always Maureen and Ron!!! He was so proud of his family! We are saddened by his death, but we know that he is rejoicing in heaven and that he is no longer suffering. Lots of friends uniting in heaven these days!!! Love you all, Ruth and Den

  7. Dan Amsden on July 18, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Maureen, I am sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. it has been years since Barbara and I were your next door neighbors but I have very fond memories of living next door and getting to know your family. We will be thinking of you even though it has been years since we last saw you. Dan Amsden

  8. Ruth West on July 19, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Dear Maureen..I was saddened to hear of Ron’s passing but know that he and Bob are having a wonderful reunion time as they meet together in the presence of our Lord and Savior. What rejoicing to have that assurance in our hearts. We have such wonderful memories of our times together and I’m forever grateful Ron encouraged Bob to leave Chicago and head out west to Missoula and the University where we met. Our friendship has flourished over the years and we were mightily blessed by your deep friendship over this 65 plus years. We have shared much. My love and deepest prayers for you and all your lovely family. Love and blessings to you all. Ruth West

  9. Diana Vogelsang on July 20, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Ron and his rapier wit will be missed tremendously. He was always a friendly and valued neighbor as are you. Our prayers and good wishes are with you, Kay and Keith. If there is any way that we can help you, please don’t hesitate to call or stop by.
    Diana and Rick

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