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Obituary for Joan S. Runkel

Joan S. Runkel, 84, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away Friday morning, May 26, 2017 at the West Palm Beach, Florida Hospice facility as a result of an in home accident.

She is survived by her husband of 62.5 years, David M. Runkel, Palm Beach Gardens; James F. Runkel, brother in law, New Port Richey Florida; Janet Anderson, sister in law, Northbrook Illinois; and Nancy Lofye, sister in law, Plano, Texas.

Joan was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, raised in De Pero, Wisconsin. She was a student at Ripon College where she met David, then studied at Northwest Institute of Medical Technology for her degree as a Laboratory and X-Ray technician. She followed that profession through David's military obligations moving to Florida in 1958 for more medical technician work.

Joan became very active as a Docent at the Flagler Museum, serving at one time as an interim curator. She was an avid golfer locally and competed statewide.

She will be greatly missed but left a trail of good will and friendliness.


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