Carolyn Funk


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Posted Online: April 09, 2013, 4:43 pm
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Carolyn Funk, 78, formerly of Rock Island, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 5, 2013, at her residence in Batavia, Ill.
A memorial visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. (U.S. 31), Batavia, where a memorial service will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.
She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Chicago, the daughter of Larry and Pat Puffer Delp. She was united in marriage to Wayne Funk on Jan. 11, 1958, in Chicago.
Carolyn was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and greatly enjoyed spending time with all of her family. She enjoyed Parcheesi and shared the love of the game with all of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Wayne; her children, Steve (Kelly) Funk, Plainfield, Ill., and Susan Funk, Wheaton, Ill.; grandchildren, Beth, Kathy, Ashley, Kimberly, Aaron, Rick, Mike, and Tori; a son-in-law, Paul Genske, Gainesville, Fla.; her brother, Don (Nancy) Delp, Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Patsy Tonn, Brunswick, Maine; a sister-in-law, Nancy Funk, Evanston, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Genske; and her aunt, Helen Zerbe.
For additional information, please contact the Moss Family Funeral Home in Batavia at 630-879-7900 or mossfuneral.com.












 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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