David P. Runser

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David Patrick Runser, age 36, passed away on March 31, 2022.  

He was born on November 19, 1985, in Saginaw, Michigan.  

David loved life and lived each day to the fullest. If you were lucky enough to know him, you knew what an amazing man he was. He always had a smile on his face and loved to make everyone laugh.   

Nothing meant more to David than his wife, Karolyn; and his three children, Jasper (11 yrs. old), Emma (8 yrs. old), and Isabella (6 yrs. old). He wanted nothing more than to spend each day with them.  

David was working hard at bettering himself and the life of his family, who are so proud of the man he had become. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed the work he did each day with his wife. He loved helping others.   

He was dearly loved by all and the memories and moments they shared will be cherished. 

David’s love, humor, and kindness touched many over the years. He will forever live on in their hearts.  

He is survived by his wife, Karolyn; his three children; his mother, Jenny (Dean) Runser; stepfather, Mike (Karolyn); and his grandfather, Philip Moreno. David had a large extended family, and he was loved by all of them.   

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Eugene; grandmother, Sue Runser; his grandmother, Jenny M. Runser; his uncle, Gene Runser; and his mother-in-law, Lisa.   

A visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord on April 4th, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.   

A celebration of his life will be held after the visitation. The location will be shared at the end of the visitation.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to his wife, Karolyn, for the children’s college funds.  

David will be cremated following the service and will be kept at home with his loved ones.  

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734. 

4 comments on “David P. Runser”

  1. Dave, Words cannot express how devastated I am. I remember when I first met you at Wild Bill’s. I was having bad anxiety and you helped me. I wasn’t sure about you, you were direct and opinionated. After frequenting there I had the pleasure of having intense, honest conversations with you and at times you would just ask “do you need a hug?” I laughed when you would say “don’t buy that, it doesn’t work,” and you’re “wazzup?”, phrase! I ultimately met your beautiful Kat and both of you have impacted my life, and I know how much you loved those kids. You talked of them with so much pride and love. I will miss you, my friend. God bless you. I’m so sorry to Kat and your kids! Love ya. I’ll never forget you.

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