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RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, 18 August 2001
Elsie Irene Funk, 84, died Saturday, August 18, 2001 in rural northern Barton County as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born March 10, 1917 at Barton County, the daughter of Heinrich and Amalie Miller Wilhelm.

She married Emanuel Funk on Nov. 29, 1936 at Milberger. He preceded her in death Feb. 12, 1973.

She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Hoisington for the past seven years, coming from a farm in southern Russell County.

She was a member of United Emmanuel Lutheran Church and UELC Women both of Milberger and Great Bend, Women Aglow of Great Bend.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Doris Mae Wilhelm; eight brothers, Emanuel, Leo, Herbert, Emil, Raymond, Eddie, Gerhardt and Gerhardt Wilhelm II.

Survivors include: one son, Wayne Funk, Russell; two daughters, Joetta Hendrickson, Port Angeles, Wash., and Marilyn Charles, Great Bend; six sisters, Hilda Courson, Marshfield, Mo., Martha and Viola Schneider, both of Wakeeney, Jean Bailey, Russell, Esther McManis, Wichita, and Bernice "Isabelle" Radke, Great Bend; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, at United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Milberger, with Pastor Kreitzer officiating.

Burial followed at Milberger Cemetery, Milberger.
Memorials are suggested to United Emmanuel Lutheran Women for quilting projects in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington

Transcribed and Contributed by Glenda Brack

Last Updated:  Sunday, April 21, 2002 17:45:40

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