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Steve L. Runyan, age 67, entered into rest on Sunday August 4, 2019, at the Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas. He was born on December 22, 1951, in Boone, Iowa, to Glenn and Doris (Markey) Runyan. Steve was a Vietnam War Veteran serving two tours. He was wounded in combat and was a recipient of several medals including National Defense Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal. He was a truck driver working for several trucking companies over the years. He also was a heavy equipment operator and worked in construction. He enjoyed watching TV and most of all, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his life partner, Sabrina Simons, of the home in Clyde; a son, Steven M. Runyan (Tammi), Pratt, Kan.; sister, Connie Nelson, Belleville, Kan.; brother, Randy Runyan, Boulder, Mont.; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Doris; a son, Brian Runyan; 2 brothers, Mike and Terry Runyan. Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m., at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home on Monday, August 12, 2019. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kansas, with Pastor Earl Hale officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #76, Concordia and VFW Post # 7515, Clyde. Inurnment will be held at a later time in the Omaha National Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post #76, Concordia or VFW Post #7515 Clyde, in c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit

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