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1940 Wanda 2024

Chong Cha Rundle

December 4, 1940 — May 17, 2024

Hays

Chong Cha Rundle, known to many as Wanda, passed away on May 17, 2024, at Ascension Living Via Christi Village in Hays. Born on December 4, 1940, in Seoul, South Korea, she lived a remarkable life full of love, compassion, and dedication.

Wanda dedicated many years of her life serving as caregiver and CNA at The Good Samaritan Society. Her commitment to caring for others left a lasting impact on those she had the privilege of helping. Beyond her professional endeavors, Wanda found joy in various hobbies and interests. She was an avid Bingo player, cherished spending time with her loved ones, and excelled in the art of knitting and crocheting.

On September 13, 1966, Wanda embarked on a beautiful journey of love and partnership when she married Frederick Dean Rundle in Seoul. Together, they shared a deep bond that lasted a lifetime until Frederick's passing in 2020. Wanda proudly embraced her Korean heritage by sharing her family's traditional recipes with friends and loved ones—a testament to her culinary skills and cultural pride.

Wanda leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will forever be cherished by her surviving family members: her daughters Angel Gray and Sue Ann Rundle of Hays; brothers-in-law Gary (Joan) Rundle of Ottawa, Kansas, and Larry Rundle of Clay Center, Kansas; grandchildren Christopher Gray and Amanda Gray of Hays, Zachary Rundle of Centennial, CO, and Marissa Rundle of Hays; as well as six great-grandchildren with another on the way.  She is also survived by her fur babies, Maverick and Niki.

In addition to her immediate family, Wanda is preceded in death by her beloved husband Frederick Dean "Brahma" Rundle, parents Jae Bong and Kim Kan Lan, and sister Hong Che Lee.

The visitation for Wanda will be held at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory in Hays on May 24th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM followed by a joint service for Wanda and Frederick, inclusive of Military Honors for Frederick, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the same location.

Wanda's warm smile, kind heart, and unwavering love will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May she rest in peace knowing she touched countless lives with her kindness and grace.

Memorials suggested to: Hospice at HaysMed and/or The Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the Funeral Home.

Services in care of Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Brock's Chapel 2509 Vine Street Hays, Kansas 67601.



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Visitation

Friday, May 24, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory

2509 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601

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Funeral Service

Friday, May 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory

2509 Vine St, Hays, KS 67601

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