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John Runberg

October 9, 1963 — July 5, 2022

John Runberg

John Scott Runberg, 58, of Beaver Island, Michigan passed away on July 5th, 2022, surrounded by his family.

John was born in Detroit, MI on October 9th, 1963. He was raised in Bay City, Michigan by his loving parents, John and Joyce Runberg. On July 15th, 1989, he married Carol Stasinksi and together they shared 32 years of marriage and raised 5 children.

In 1987, John moved his family from Bay City, MI to Beaver Island, MI where he owned and operated his own drywall company, with his wife Carol. He also spent a few years working at Power’s Do it Best Hardware Store where he enjoyed talking and helping everyone that stopped in. John was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island, MI.

Early in life John enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Once he moved to Beaver Island, his new hobbies consisted of snowmobiling and boating with his wife, children, and friends for many years. John also loved to host cookouts for family and friends to gather, whether it being at his home or on Garden Island, MI. John loved his family unconditionally. He also loved to help anyone in need and was a huge fan of Outlaw Country Music, Michael Beans, and Pat Dailey.

John is survived by his wife, Carol Runberg of Beaver Island; 5 children: Tasha (Austin) Papazian,

Joshua Runberg, Christine (Palmer) Sylvain, John Runberg III, and Daniel Runberg; 4 grandchildren: Ashley Runberg, Logan Hachey, Olive Sylvain, and Eleanor Sylvain; 2 sisters: Juli Runberg and Cynthia

Runberg; brother-in-law, Bert (Cheryl) Stasinski; 2 sisters in law, Esther (Carl) Phillips and Mary (Rocky) Hernedez; and many nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, John and Joyce Runberg and his mother and father-in-law, Marjorie and Edward Stasinski.

Visitation will be held from 6 – 7pm on August 7th, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by Rosary at 7pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on August 8th, 2022, at Holy Cross Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, and luncheon at Holy Cross Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to “Hospice of Beaver Island”.

Arrangements are in the care of the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Runberg, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, August 7, 2022

6:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church (Beaver Island)

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Rosary

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church (Beaver Island)

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Funeral Mass

Monday, August 8, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church (Beaver Island)

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