Marilynn L. Plese
Marilynn L. Plese passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2023 in Joliet, IL after a short illness. She is survived by her children Susan (Jim) Kluzek and David (Betsi) Plese, and her beloved grandchildren James and Christina Kluzek and Claire and Sophia Plese, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, John Plese, parents William Cox and Ann Cox Samion; sister Eileen Plese, nieces Karen and Kathy Plese; brother-in-law Eugene Plese; sister-in-law Phyllis (Bernard) Benco and step father John Samion.
Marilynn was a lifelong resident of Joliet and a member of St. Ambrose Church. She graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1950. She retired from the U.S. Army Ammunitions Procurement Center. Marilynn was very active and involved in numerous community organizations. She was a member of the Joliet Women’s Club and held many positions. She was also involved in the Joliet Hospitality Club, Red Rovers, Kings Daughters and Sons, Advisory Board at Silver Cross Hospital, Counsel Catholic Women’s League at St. Ambrose Church, Illinois Junior Miss Scholarship Program and the Senior Service Center.
Visitation and Services will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, 1500 Black Rd., Joliet, IL on Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Encore Shop at Silver Cross Hospital would be appreciated.