Daniel Herman Runde, age 55, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin.
Born in Teutopolis, Illinois, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Sharpies) Runde.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Runde, of Ocean City, Maryland; stepchildren who he loved dearly and treated as his own, Jake and wife, Jessica Ward of Accomac, Virginia, Kara and husband, Michael Nissim, of Miami, Florida; grandchildren, John Wesley Ward, Jamie Nissim and Ari Nissim; three brothers, Paul (Julie) of Effingham, Bill (Silvia) of Teutopolis, and Pete of Teutopolis; and four sisters, Michelle of Teutopolis, Patty of Anchorage, Alaska, Carol of Pahrump, Nevada, and Angie of Kirkwood, Missouri.
He is also survived by several nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.
Dan served in the United States Navy and later managed a power plant. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus in Teutopolis, Illinois.
In his spare time, he was an avid golfer. He loved spending time in St. Pete Beach, Florida. It was his happy place, his heaven.
A friend once said, “If you did not like Dan, you did not know Dan.”
Through his courageous battle with cancer his wife, Pam, called him “My Superman.” He was an all-around great person to know and cared very deeply for the people in his life.
Cremation followed his death. A celebration of life will be held at The Burbage Funeral Home on April 3 at 1 p.m. in the garden. Masks and social distancing are required.
A donation in his memory may be made to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhom.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.