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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Obituary: Robert Francis Funke, Jr., 76

  • Robert Francis Funke, Jr., 76, of Camdenton, Mo., died at home June 13, 2013. He was born May 21, 1937 in Nebraska City to Robert Francis Funke, Sr. and Mina Bess Kastner Funke. He married Elizabeth Sund on March 21, 1958 in Tacoma, Wash.
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  • Robert Francis Funke, Jr., 76, of Camdenton, Mo., died at home June 13, 2013. He was born May 21, 1937 in Nebraska City to Robert Francis Funke, Sr. and Mina Bess Kastner Funke. He married Elizabeth Sund on March 21, 1958 in Tacoma, Wash.
    He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1955 then studied at the University of Nebraska. He served honorably in the Army. He and Liz lived in Eugene, Ore., Omaha and Kansas City, Mo., where he worked for McPike Wholesale Drug Company and later owned a cabinet shop in Independence, Mo. They moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where they owned and operated Gambles Hardware Store and Century 21 Land and Shores Realty.
    He was a member of the Camdenton Moose Lodge, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary. He had been a member of the Elks Lodge in Nebraska. He enjoyed camping, remodeling and boating. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his family.
    He was preceded by niece Michelle Funke and nephew David Blumel.
    He is survived by wife Liz Funke; children Kristina Trester and husband Gary of Kansas City, Mo., Robert Funke, III of Wichita, Kan., Todd Funke and wife Cindy of Camdenton and Jason Funke and wife Lyndsay of Camdenton; grandchildren Stephanie, Michelle, Kyle and Zoe; sister Joyce Blumel and husband Bill of Lake Andes, S.D.; brothers Tom Funke and wife Dorothy of Nebraska City and Steve Funke and wife Dottie of Omaha; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    Memorial service was held June 18 at Camdenton United Methodist Church with Pastor Marc Magana officiating.
    Honorary pallbearers were Todd Funke, Jason Funke, Gary Trester, Stephen Funke, Sam Klinginsmith, Joe Tobin, Ernie Pica and Joe Elliott.
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