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Sgt Gerald Leland Funk
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Birth: May 5, 1915
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1979
Wood River
Madison County
Illinois, USA

The son of George Funk and Nellie Johnson, Gerald had a twin brother named Harold.

Gerald served in the United States Army during World War II. One of his older brothers, George "Hurley," was killed in action in December 1944.

Gerald married Mrs. Bertha (nee Booth) Kroeschel in January of 1947 in Jersey County, Illinois. She was the mother of 3 sons from her first marriage to Pearl Kenneth Kroeschel. Gerald and Bertha were the parents of 1 child.

Gerald was found dead in his home in Wood River, Madison County, Illinois. At the time of his death, he was 64 years, 1 month and 3 days old.

Survivors included 1 daughter of Jerseyville; 1 grandchild; 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Pauline and Zola; 2 brothers, Murl and Harold. Gerald's twin brother, Harold, passed away in 1982.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. on the afternoon of 11 Jun 1979 at Hanks Funeral Home in Hardin.

Bertha died in 1991.

Children: 1 daughter.

Father of:
(Living) Funk Burrows

Gerald's siblings:
Pauline Funk Wiener
Theodore Allen "Ted" Funk
Murl A. Funk
George "Hurley" Funk
Henry Ward Funk
Zola Eileen Funk Smith
Harold L. 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)
  Bertha Helena Booth Kroeschel Funk (1919 - 1991)
  Theodore Allen Funk (1906 - 1936)*
  George Hurley Funk (1909 - 1944)*
  Henry Ward Funk (1911 - 1931)*
  Zola Eileen Funk Smith (1913 - 1983)*
  Gerald Leland Funk (1915 - 1979)
  Harold L. Funk (1915 - 1982)*
  Elizabeth I. Funk Gillespie (1916 - 1990)*
  John C. Funk (1919 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
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Wilson Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55307810
Sgt Gerald Leland Funk
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Sgt Gerald Leland Funk
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Sgt Gerald Leland Funk
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