|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1919|
|Death: ||May 27, 1994|
The youngest child of George Funk and Nellie Johnson, John served in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded a purple heart and was a private first class when he was discharged.
One of John's older brothers, George "Hurley," was killed in action in December of 1944.
John was married to Thelma Snyders on 29 Sep 1945 in Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 4 children, but later divorced.
John was a construction laborer and worked out of Local 660 in St. Charles, Missouri. He was a farmer as well.
He was a member of the Jerseyville Moose Lodge, Hardin American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
At the time of his death at Jersey Community Hospital, John was 75 years, 4 months and 11 days old. He was survived by 2 son; 2 daughters; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by all 9 of his siblings.
Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on 30 May 1994 at Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home in Hardin. A prayer service took place at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass was conducted at 10 a.m. the following morning at St. Norbert's Catholic Church in Hardin. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Hardin American Legion.
The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the charity of one's choice.
Children: 2 sons, 2 daughters.
(Living) Funk Merkle
(Living) Funk Johnson
Pauline Funk Wiener
Theodore Allen "Ted" Funk
Murl A. Funk
George "Hurley" Funk
Henry Ward Funk
Zola Eileen Funk Smith
Gerald Leland Funk (twin)
Harold L. Funk (twin)
Elizabeth L. "Lib" Funk Gillespie
Newspaper article excerpt:
3 Casualties in One Hardin Family
HARDIN. Three casualties have been reported in the Funk family of the Hardin vicinity. Two sons of George Funk and the late Mrs. George Funk, have been wounded in action, and one is missing.
Pfc. George H. Funk was in Belgium at time of the last big German offensive and was reported missing in action Dec. 20.
Pfc. John C. Funk was wounded at Bastogne. He was with the 101st Airborne Division which helped make the historic stand there. He was shot through the arm and sustained other injuries. Two months ago he was sent back to the United States and is now at O'Reilly General Hospital, Springfield, Mo.
Pfc. Murel Funk was wounded in France, and was sent to an army base hospital. He recovered and has rejoined his unit.
Another brother, Sgt. Gerald Funk, is in the Philippines. He has been on duty for two years in the Pacific.
A fifth brother, Pfc. Harold Funk, was given an honorable discharge and is now at home. He saw active service in New Guinea.
(Alton Evening Telegraph; 25 Apr 1945; page 5)
Note: All spelling, capitalization and punctuation marks in article are exactly as they appeared in the original text.
George Garrett Funk (1880 - 1945)
Nellie Johnson Funk (1879 - 1944)
Thelma E. (Funk) Snyders Marlow (1925 - 2007)*
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
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Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
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