Mary Runtz

Alton | Friday, June 7 2013

Mary Runtz, 96, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:17 am at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, MO.

She was born on August 20, 1916, in Shipman, IL, daughter of the late Archie & Mary (Tilton) Stupperich.

Mary married George N. Runtz in Alton, IL, on September 3, 1939.  He preceded her in death on December 30, 1991.

She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Weldon Springs, MO.  She enjoyed antique shopping, spend time with her cat and dog and feeding the local wildlife.

Mary is survived by a sister-in-law, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Archie, Earl and George Stupperich.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton.

Funeral mass will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Godfrey, with Fr. Steve Pohlman officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey, IL.

Memorials may be directed to the 5 A’s in Alton.

Online condolences and a guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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