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Shirley A. Funk

August 10, 2017
Emmetsburg News

Funeral services for Shirley Funk will be held on Thursday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Reverend Jennifer Henry of Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer will officiate. Interment is in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Whittemore. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ann Funk, daughter of Arlie and Frances (Carson) Mills, was born January 1, 1936, in Graettinger. Shirley was the youngest of eleven children in her family. She graduated from Humbolt High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On April 7, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Lloyd Funk in Whittemore. To this union three children were born.

Shirley and Lloyd farmed near Whittemore and Cylinder. After Lloyd's death, Shirley was employed at Emmetsburg Food Pride.

Shirley passed away Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Milford Care Center in Milford at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; seven brothers, Alvin, John, Earl, Dale, Robert, Donald, and Kenneth Mills; and one sister, Alice Ploghoft.

She is survived by her children, Sandy Funk of Black Hawk, CO, Holly Fogarty (John )of Spencer, and Danny Funk (Gretchen) of Spencer; three grandchildren, Benjamin Fogarty (Val), Ashley Fogarty and Kalei Funk and fianc, Austin Fox; and two sisters, Eva Kotula of Willmar, MN and Betty Pompe of Rockford, IL.

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