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PFC Harold L. Funk
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Birth: May 5, 1915
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 1982
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

The son of George G. Funk and Nellie Johnson, Harold had a twin brother named Gerald. Both served in the military during World War II.

Harold married Edna Snyders on 26 May 1945 in Calhoun County, Illinois. She died in 1951, after giving birth to a daughter, Georgia, who did not survive.

Harold married Lucille M. Dirksmeyer on 17 Oct 1953 in Calhoun County, Illinois.

At the time of his death at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Harold was 67 years, 3 months and 23 days old. He was survived by his second wife, Lucille; 1 son of Batchtown; 1 daughter of Glen Carbon; 2 brothers, Murle of Glen Carbon, and John of Marathon, Florida; and 3 sisters, Pauline of Jerseyville, Zola of Mt. Olive, and Elizabeth of Otterville.

In addition to his parents, first wife and 1 daughter, Harold was also preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Funk; and 4 brothers, Theodore, George, Henry and his twin, Gerald.

Visitation was held from 4 to 9 p.m. on 30 Aug 1982 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin. A funeral Mass was conducted at 9:30 a.m. the following morning at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Batchtown. Harold was buried next to his infant granddaughter, Michelle Lynn.

The family requested that memorials, if desired, be made to the Edwardsville Township Senior Citizens or Edwardsville Senior Citizens Center.

Children: 1 son, 2 daughters.

Father of:
(Living) Funk
(Living) Funk
Georgia L. Funk

Harold's siblings:
Pauline Funk Wiener
Theodore Allen "Ted" Funk
Murl A. Funk
George "Hurley" Funk
Henry Ward Funk
Zola Eileen Funk Smith
Gerald Leland Funk (twin)
Elizabeth L. "Lib" Funk Gillespie
John C. Funk


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.
Family links: 
  George Garrett Funk (1880 - 1945)
  Nellie Johnson Funk (1879 - 1944)
  Edna Carroll Snyders Funk (1923 - 1951)
  Lucille M. Dirksmeyer Funk (1927 - 2015)*
  Georgia L. Funk (1951 - 1951)*
  Theodore Allen Funk (1906 - 1936)*
  George Hurley Funk (1909 - 1944)*
  Henry Ward Funk (1911 - 1931)*
  Zola Eileen Funk Smith (1913 - 1983)*
  Harold L. Funk (1915 - 1982)
  Gerald Leland Funk (1915 - 1979)*
  Elizabeth I. Funk Gillespie (1916 - 1990)*
  John C. Funk (1919 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
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Saint Barbara Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Oct 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60440012
PFC Harold L. Funk
Added by: Lynn
PFC Harold L. Funk
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PFC Harold L. Funk
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