Fred Runn, at 98 years old, of Bodfish, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, February 12, with his daughter, Janet, and son-in-law, Don, at his side.
His wife, Marge, preceded him in 2009. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Knight; son-in-law, Don Knight; grandchildren, Kelly Knight and Dave Knight; and great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Brooklynn.
Fred was a World War II Air Force veteran, a tail gunner who flew 72 missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
After retiring from Ottis Elevator Company in 1982 as an elevator mechanic in the Los Angeles area, Marge and Fred retired to Bodfish.
Fred was a volunteer with Kern County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue for 23 years.
Fred’s passions were his dogs, restoring old cars and bowling with his buddies.
At Fred’s request there will be no funeral or celebration of life, just leaving all of us with lasting memories of good times with family and friends.