LaVicie Mae Weaver Runkle

LaVicie Mae Weaver Runkle, 85,  went to her eternal home with the Lord and Savior on November 17, 2020. 


LaVicie was born September 30, 1935 in Wabash Co Indiana to Arthur and Cleo Weaver.  She graduated from Urbana High School near Wabash Indiana in 1954. She married Dean Runkle August 1956 and they enjoyed 57 years together.  Dean preceded her in death August 2013.  They had one daughter Karen (Craig) Snyder of Monument, Colorado; and two grandchildren, Matthew Snyder of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Brooke (Davin) Duke of Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She is survived by one sister, Lois (Bill) Rettig of Wabash, Indiana. Donna Weaver Unger Harstine preceded her in death June 2007. 


LaVicie developed a love of travel, photography, and adventure that she pursued throughout her life.  She gave her heart and soul as a volunteer for People to People, serving on the International Board of Directors for eight years and as a Trustee for People to People International for many years. She lived and breathed their mission of “peace through understanding.” She loved meeting people and cultivated an endless number of lifelong friendships that she kept dear to her heart throughout all her years.


She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in LaPorte, Indiana, and the Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley, Arizona where they first lived as part-time, then eventually as full-time residents. 


Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Frank L Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 am. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to People to People International International Travel Programs for Students | People to People, First United Methodist Church in LaPorte Give | Laporte First United Methodist Church ( or Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley Valley Presbyterian Church - Home.


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