Habo Runkle Named Senior Volunteer of the Year


The Community Services of Starke County Board of Directors recently named the Senior Volunteer of the Year for 2015.

Habo Runkle of Knox was honored for her lifetime of service to help improve the quality of life in her community and her country.

Runkle recently retired from working as a nurse at the Golden Living Center in Knox. She helped residents at the facility for 18 years. Prior to that, Runkle served as a babysitter for many community families and drove a school bus for the Knox Community School Corporation for 16 years.

Habo Runkle is also an active member of the Knox United Methodist Church where she serves on many committees. She has volunteered her time at Community Services of Starke County where she delivers meals to those participating in the Meals on Wheels program. Runkle offers her time to transport Community Services of Starke County clients to doctor appointments and other locations.

In addition to this honor, Runkle is also a past recipient of the Henry F. Schricker Award that is given to a Starke County resident who embodies the former governor’s motto of “service before self.”