The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA


Garland "Bud" Plies

March 2, 1940July 18, 2019

Garland “Bud” Plies, 79, of Davenport, IA passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center.

A celebration of life will be held from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Elk's Lodge, Upper Level, 4400 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport, Iowa 52804. A private burial will be held in Davenport Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Bud was born on March 2, 1940 to Carl and Margaret (Brown) Plies in Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Joyce Bartell on July 19, 1958 in Ottumwa, IA. He worked at Oscar Mayer for 31 years before retiring.

Bud loved motorcycles, working on cars, going to races, and racing stock cars. He started first as the mechanic, and then became the driver. He was also a member of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. Bud enjoyed going camping and traveling. He and Joyce liked to go south to Arizona for the winter and have also traveled across the United States.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 61 years, Joyce Plies; children: Jeffery Plies, Tony Plies, Tammy (Ken) Jacobs and Todd Plies; grandchildren: Jeffery (Tara) Plies Jr., Tiffany Postell, Nick (Sasha) Plies, Emma Plies, Grant Plies, Jamie (Brian) Cronkleton and Jennifer (Chad) Chamberlin; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sister, Verleen (Rex) Morrow; all of his favorite sister-in-law’s; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Caroline and brother, Carroll.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 4, 2019


Garland "Bud" Plies

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Karen Vols

July 28, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Art talked about you and Bud a lot. I know that we haven't seen each other lately. I don't seem to make the luncheons as of late. I guess as we age it is more difficult to get on the road to see friends.

May the memories of the good times carry you through this time if adjustment.

Karen Vols

Kurt Kleinlein

July 26, 2019

My condolences to family and friends on the passing of Bud. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Denny & Sandy Bryant

July 21, 2019

So sorry for your loss. We have such great memories of motorcycling and camping with you two. Remember trying out the tent & margaritas in your basement before our first camping adventure together. Good times! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Sandy & Denny