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Runde Auto Group’s long storied history dates back to the year 1927, which is why many current Runde advertisements read “Runde Auto Group since 1927”.   The origins of the Runde Auto Group are quite humble and can be traced back to the day Alfred Runde founded the East Dubuque Garage in earnest close to a century ago.  Alfred C. Runde (1897-1972) was born into the household of August Runde (1866-1941) and Louisa Manemann Runde (1874-1952).  He was the second oldest of 10 children.  His nine siblings in order from oldest to youngest were Lucy, Robert, Mabel, Earl, Emily, Louis, Carl, Mildred, and Oliver.    The Runde kids grew up in the Township of Hazel Green in Grant County and Alfred’s father and mother farmed for a living in nearby Sinsinawa, WI for nearly 45 years.  Alfred married Irene Cecelia Cullen at St. Mary’s Church in East Dubuque in 1927.  That same year, he also founded the
Happy 2017! This year we are celebrating 90 YEARS of Runde Auto Group! Runde Chevrolet was founded by Alfred Runde in 1927 and it has been Runde family owned ever since. The business has grown to four dealerships in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Runde Auto Group sells new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, as well as various makes of PreDriven vehicles. The business is overseen by five Runde brothers, Tim, Greg, Jeff, Ron, and Mike, who are each actively involved in the day-to-day workings of the dealerships. Alfred’s great-grandson, Jacob Puls, became the fourth generation to join the family business in 2015. On our website, www.RundeAutoGroup.com, you can view [...]
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