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 Nellie <I>Johnson</I> Funk

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Nellie Johnson Funk

  • Birth 9 Oct 1879 Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 4 May 1944 Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 55307812

The daughter of Evan Ward "Dodge" Johnson and Louisa J. McBride, Nellie married George Funk on 15 Jan 1903 in Calhoun County, Illinois. He was a farmer.

Nellie and George were the parents of 10 children, including a set of twin boys. One son, Henry, died at the age of 20, and their oldest son, Ted, was electrocuted in 1936 while working on the Winfield Dam. All 5 of their surviving sons served in the United States military during World War II.

At the time of her death, Nellie was 64 years, 6 months and 25 days old. She was buried on 08 May 1944 and was survived by her husband, George, who passed away in 1945.

During World War II, 2 of Nellie's sons, Murl and John, were wounded in battle. The Funks' fourth child, George "Hurley," was killed in action in December 1944, shortly after his mother died in May of the same year.

Nellie's husband was killed in a tractor accident less than a year after she died.

Children: 3 daughters, 7 sons.

Mother of:
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
John C. Funk

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  • Created by: Lynn
  • Added: 22 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55307812
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Johnson Funk (9 Oct 1879–4 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55307812, citing Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Lynn (contributor 47138895) .