Obituary: Bertha M. Funk, 84, of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Eureka- Bertha M. Funk, 84, of Eureka, formerly of Gridley, died at 12:55 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Born March 31, 1927, in Elgin, Iowa, to John and Ida Fischer Pulfer, she married S. Roy Funk Feb. 21, 1954, in Gridley. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Randall R.Funk of Gridley, Jerry L.Funk Bloomington; John L Funk of Gridley; four daughters, Rhonda J (Larry) Bauer of Lithia, Fla.; Charlene F. (David) Wagenbach of Burlington, Iowa; Lori A. Funk of Bloomington; Karen K. Funk of Normal; two brothers, John (Wilma) Pulfer of Phoenix, Ariz.; Leslie (Wilma) Pulfer of Pekin; four sisters, Helen Jacobs of Remsen, Iowa; Ruth Rinkenberger of Gridley; Norma (William) Butikofer of Gridley; Lois (Ken) Winter of Oelwein, Iowa; three grandchildren, Diana Wagenbach (fiancé, Greg Eisenmann); Candace Wagenbach; and Rachel Wagenbach.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Bruce B. Funk and one sister, Imogene Pulfer.

Bertha was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Gridley Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso and from 9-9:45 a.m. on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at