Richard F. Runser M.D., 72, of LaGrange, formerly of Elyria, died Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 28, 1934 in Elyria, to the late Clarence F. and Wilhemia (nee Maier) Runser.
Dr. Runser had been a physician for 35 years, and was associated with the Elyria Medical Group, and Elyria Memorial Hospital. He had completed medical residency at Akron General Hospital and Ohio State Medical School. Dr. Runser attended Westlake High School, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ohio State University, and had attained the rank of Captain serving (2) years in the U.S. Army at Ft. Gordon in Augusta, GA.
He is survived by his wife of (48) years, Barbara J. (nee Baldwin); four sons, Dr. Gregory (wife, Carol) of Hilliard, Mark (wife, Kelly) of Elyria, Rich (wife, Kristi) of Elyria, Randy (wife, Amy) of North Ridgeville; and six grandchildren, Travis, Chelsey, Jillian, Matthew, Payton and Ryan.
Friends may call 1 to 5 P.M. Sunday, July 22, 2007 at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. at State Rt. 57, Elyria.
Funeral Services are 10 A.M. Monday, July 23 2007 at The First United Methodist Church, 312 3rd St. Elyria. (Please meet at church) Rev. Roger Talbot, Pastor will officiate.
Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions in Dr. Runser's memory may be sent to Hospice of The Western Reserve, 424 Middle Ave., Elyria, OH 44035 or to The Lorain County Free Clinic, E. 33rd St. & Pearl Ave., Lorain, OH 44052