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Robert "Bob" A. Runyan
April 25, 1946 - June 24, 2020

Robert

Robert "Bob" A. Runyan
Apr 25, 1946 - Jun 24, 2020

Robert
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Robert "Bob" A. Runyan
Canton - Robert "Bob" A. Runyan, 74, of Canton, passed away, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at his home in Canton.
He was born on April 25, 1946, in Canton, to Raymond and Millie (Miller) Runyan. They both preceded him in death along with one brother, Kenny Runyan.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Edwards) Runyan, whom he married on November 1, 1980, in Cuba.
Also surviving are three daughters, Tina (The Late Roger) Kaufman of Colfax, Illinois, Tammy (Tim) Peter of New Jersey, and Rachelle (Ali) Sadat of California, one brother, Charlie (Cherie) Runyan, one sister, Jean (Ronnie) Henderson, and five grandchildren.
Bob retired from the Illinois State Police with over 30 years of service,
He was an avid Dodgers baseball fan.
Bob was a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry 32*, Valley of Peoria, and Masons of Illinois Cuba Lodge #534 for 49 years. Also a member of the Illinois Police Association, Retired State Police Association of Illinois, and FOP Troopers Lodge #41.
Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com

Philip G. Beoit on Jun 30, 2020

Philip G. Beloit

Carolyn, my heart goes out to you. I pray that our Heavenly Father grants you comfort and peace in the trying time. May God bless you and your family. We were Law Enforcement brothers and Masons as well. I considered him a good friend and I will miss the times we sat in the kitchen visiting over a cup of coffee

Judy and Ray Brown on Jun 30, 2020

Carolyn and family....so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the good guys and will be missed. Prayers for all.

Cathy Gasparovic on Jun 30, 2020

Sorry to hear of your loss. I was on the Cuba Fire Department with Bob and remember him well. He was a great guy! Dan Gasparovic

Howard(Danny)Soper on Jun 30, 2020

To Carolyn and the whole Runyan family:God bless all of you in your time of loss-trying to recall when I saw his signature on an accident report I think when my mother was involved when she got hit in the rear end by the late Wyman Booth.Bob was very professional in the way he conducted himself,and he done a good accident report.Thanks to all.Danny Soper.

Mark Runyan on Jun 29, 2020

Like many people here, I will miss him.
He did a lot of good and influenced a lot of people.

Ellen Milleson on Jun 29, 2020

Carolyn & girls,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

James R. Runyan on Jun 29, 2020

Carolyn, My heart goes out to you. I just found out that Uncle Bob had passed away,

Cecilia williams on Jun 28, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and all of the family. David Auld and Cecilia Williams

Marcie Myers on Jun 28, 2020

Bob was a very nice man, known and loved by many. I never heard anything but good about him. He will be.missed. Rest in peace. (Marcie - (Shumaker) Myers

Rebecca (Owens) Billiter on Jun 28, 2020

Carolyn, I send my condolences to you and your family. My heart was heavy when I heard of your loss! Bob was such a good friend to my dad (Jim Owens). I remember when Bob and some other troopers would stop by the house when I was a little girl. Bob was so kind and I loved his smile and the kindness he brought into our home. Dad would light up when he was going to visit with Bob post retirement and later in life years, and you could tell he loved his time visiting and spending his time outdoors with Bob or just having a few cups of coffee. From my eyes and from hearing my dad’s stories, Bob was one of the best State Policeman and friend to our family. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family during this time.

Rebecca (Owens) Billiter on Jun 28, 2020

Carolyn, I send my condolences to you and your family. My heart was heavy when I heard about Bob! Bob was such a good friend to my dad (Jim Owens). I remember when Bob and some other troopers would stop by the house when I was a little girl. Bob was so kind and I loved his smile and the kindness he brought into our home. Dad would light up when he was going to visit with Bob post retirement and later in life years and you could tell he loved his time visiting and spending his time outdoors with Bob or just having a few cups of coffee. From my eyes and from hearing my dad’s stories, Bob was one of the best State Policeman and friend to our family. Prayers for you and your family during this time of grieving.
Rebecca (Owens) Billiter

Jim and Margaret on Jun 28, 2020

Carolyn and the entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a good man, who loved his outdoor time! I spent many days deer hunting with Bob and had many good times at the Buckbrush, with him ! He will be missed by many.

Dennis Crawford on Jun 27, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I’ll never forget that Millie’s new home in Cuba was one of the first ‘whole house’ jobs we sold as the new kid on the block...Crawford’s Fashion Floors. From that transaction, Bob became a good friend and a loyal and valued customer. I wish that Bob and I could’ve been a bit ‘closer’ earlier in our careers.....I think we would have been besties! Blessings to you as you navigate this huge loss.

Debbie Maloney on Jun 27, 2020

What a great guy Bob was. A great law enforcement officer and an awesome coworker. Listen for the Whispers of God as you all grieve as well as heal. Bob is whole again ...let that bring All of you comfort

Darlene English Thurman on Jun 27, 2020

Condolences to his family and friends. Have known Bob for many years. He was a great man and know he will be missed by many. May he now RIP.

Mike Hinds on Jun 27, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I have known Bob for many years. Worked with him in law enforcement and in Masonry. I always enjoyed his company and conversations with Bob. "Until then Dear friend and Brother." Farwell.

Bill Peter on Jun 27, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Bob's extended family and friends - - Bill Peter

Michelle on Jun 26, 2020

Bob was a good friend to my father Mike Beoletto. I remember many times going fishing with him and my dad as a child. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. My dad treasures many great times with him and will miss him. - Michelle Miller

Janie harper on Jun 26, 2020

Our prayers and sympathy to you and yours-Bob was a great role model

Annie Perkins on Jun 26, 2020

Deeply sorry for your loss. He was always so kind and thoughtful. A true gentleman. He made the world a better place. Rest well, my friend.

George Meacham on Jun 26, 2020

I knew Bob for for several good years. I will always remember his smile an his laugh. He was a great person. God bless him an his family.

JoEllen “Brooks” Fisher on Jun 26, 2020

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My heart goes out to you all. Bob was such a great man.

Dee Doubet on Jun 26, 2020

I was so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a great guy and
I Enjoyed seeing him when he came to the courthouse. I know he will be missed by all of you.

Sharon Dawson-Odendahl on Jun 26, 2020

Carolyn, my sympathy goes out to you on Bob's passing. He was a really good guy. I have good memories of him. Good bless you.

Mike and Debbie on Jun 26, 2020

Bob was a friend and law enforcement brother. His family is in our prayers.

Janet Edmonds on Jun 26, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, Please be comforted by the hope that you will see your beloved one again in the very near future. Hosea 13:14

Lura Neel on Jun 26, 2020

Bob was a great guy! My condolences to the entire family, and
may the precious memories sustain you.

Lura Neel

Kimberly Newlun Eskridge on Jun 26, 2020

This just came across my computer at work at my Law Firm all the way here in Chesapeake, Virginia. I fondly remember Bob from being friends with Tina. During one Summer, he was our Softball Coach. He was a great gentleman, fantastic father and dedicated Law Enforcement Officer. My heart goes out to Tina, and the family. Crying as I write this. RIP Bob - job well done.

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