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John "Jack" Anthony Runte, Esq

May 18, 1938 - August 24, 2022


Obituary For John "Jack" Anthony Runte, Esq

John (Jack) Anthony Runte, Esq. of Pine Grove, California, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in Sacramento, CA, at the age of 84. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 18, 1938, the youngest son of Anna and Clarence Runte.

Jack is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ora Runte, and his three daughters; Ora, wife of Michael Emmerich, Jennifer, wife of Scott Poe, and Rachel Runte, as well as his two sons; Kennan, husband of Sandra Runte, and Daniel, husband of Anne Runte, and his daughters-in-law; Julia Ankunding and Carlene Maggio. Jack was preceded in death by his sons, Matthew, and Eric Runte.

Jack is also survived by his 21 grandchildren; Caitlin, wife of Adam Collamore, Megan, wife of William Goebel, Gillian, wife of Matthew Edmonds, Scott, Jackson, Abigail, Jacqueline, wife of Adam Amil, Troy, Gabriel, Elizabeth, Lauren, Brianne, Allison, Alexander, Ellen, Emmaly, Sophia, Jane, Zachary, Thomas, and Madeline, and his 6 great-grandchildren; Maximilian, Eloise, Winston, Taylor, Samson, and Michaela, and by his younger sister, Charlene Pruscha.

Jack graduated from Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1956. He married the love of his life, Ora Kub, on August 9, 1958. He graduated from Marquette University in 1961. Jack became a CPA in Wisconsin, where he worked until he decided to pursue a law degree. In 1969, he and Ora moved with their family of (then) 6 children to Santa Clara, CA, where Jack attended and graduated from Santa Clara University Law School. He worked as an attorney from 1973 until his death.

Jack was a devout Catholic and active in his parish community, St. Katharine Drexel. He was well known for his strong singing voice, particularly during mass, and devoted much of his time and many of his resources to supporting those in need. Jack’s many hobbies included flying his Cessna 210, fishing with his sons, listening to music, and most of all, spending time with his ever-growing family. Jack will be greatly missed and forever remembered by all who knew him.

Services will begin with a Rosary at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Jackson, California, followed immediately by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Jackson Catholic Cemetery.


8 Sep


09:15 AM

St. Patrick Catholic Church Jackson, CA 95642 Get Directions »
8 Sep

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM

St. Patrick Catholic Church Jackson, CA 95642 Get Directions »
8 Sep

Graveside Service

12:00 PM

Jackson Catholic Cemetery Jackson, Ca 95642 Get Directions »
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  • 09/06/2022

    Ora and family.....We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Danny and Dawn

  • 09/04/2022

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jack! My he Rest In Peace. Love and blessings to the Runte family, Mark and Susan Brune

  • 09/03/2022

    Jack has always been such a vital force, it is hard to imagine him not being here. I always enjoyed working with him and appreciated his straightforward and direct manner. I know you will miss him terribly and I hope that his faith in something better gives you comfort. Wendy James

  • 09/02/2022

    Ora and family.... I am saddened to learn that Jack has left you. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • 08/30/2022

    Mr. Runte has serviced our family for over thirty years. He was a kind, respectful man, and we will miss him. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Favelo-Huarte Family

  • 08/29/2022

    My sincere condolences for the family of Mr. Runte. He was a very kind man and I will miss the friendly greeting he always blessed me with when he would see me in town. He will be missed by all who knew him. Kim~ an acquaintance in Jackson

  • 08/29/2022

    I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was always so welcoming and kind, and he always wore a smile. He will be so greatly missed. -Teresa

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