THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: April 12, 2018
Joanne (Grun) Downs, 88, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2018 in Peoria, Ill.
Born Nov. 28, 1929 in Menominee, Mi., to the late Clifford and Freda Grun, she married William Downs in 1952 and lived in the Chicago suburbs until moving to Port Charlotte in 1977. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 prior to his death.
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she was loved by all who knew her, will be greatly missed and be forever in our hearts.
She is survived by three children, Joseph (Debbie) of Peoria, Ill., Richard (Jakeda) of Naperville, Ill. and Barbara (James) Lamz of St. Charles, Ill., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a brother and a great-granddaughter.
No local services were held. Interment will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Menominee. Donations can be made in her name to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County at 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte, FL 33980 www.awlshelter.org