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Helen E. Runge, 85, of Somonauk, IL., passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at Season’s Hospice in Naperville, IL. She was born June 25, 1935 in Chicago, IL., the daughter of Juel and Mabel (nee Stanke) Johnson. She married Carl Richard Runge on June 1, 1962 in Elgin, IL. They were together just short of forty-one years until his passing in 2003. She had a love for cooking, gardening, and her farm animals. Helen was a wonderful, loving, strong willed mother who always put her family first. She enjoyed every minute that she had with them. She will be missed by all that loved her.

She is survived by her son Erick (Michele) Runge, her two beloved grandchildren, Alex, and Piper all of Somonauk, IL; her sister, Barb Burgess of Yorkville, IL; two sister-in-law’s, Judy Krunfus of Cherry Valley, IL., Mary Runge of Gilberts, IL. along with many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister and several in laws.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, IL. with Pastor Chris Schoon officiating. Burial will follow at Jericho Cemetery in Sugar Grove, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk, IL. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please go to

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