Joan J. Runge, 86, of North Riverside and formerly of LaGrange Park, died Feb. 4, 2018.
Ms. Runge was born April 27, 1931 in Chicago and worked as a secretary and florist.
She was the wife of the late Frank Pliml; the mother of Frank (Jeanne) Pliml, Mary Ann (late Andy) Sudkamp, Jeanne (Ed) Busta, Nancy (Glen) Alaks and Danielle Pliml; the grandmother of Keith (Amy) Pliml, Scott (Tiffany) Pliml, Kyle Pliml, Eddie (Susie) Busta, Joe Busta, Kate Alaks and Galen Alaks; and the sister of the late Julie.
Throughout the year, Joan would collect teddy bears. On Christmas Eve, she and her grandchildren would give the teddy bears to people at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please consider making a donation of a teddy bear in honor of her life at www.theodoreroosevelt.org. Cremation is private.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.