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Alice Funk

Services for Alice Ruby (Goerzen) Funk, who died July 17 at Bethesda Home in Goessel, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton.

Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Born April 20, 1927, to Jake and Sarah Goerzen, she grew up on a farm near Goessel and graduated from Goessel High School in 1946.

Baptized at the church, she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, was active in its women’s group, and was employed as church custodian for 25 years.

She married LeRoy Funk on March 16, 1948, at the church. They farmed south of Goessel before moving to town after retirement.

Survivors include her husband and six children, Sharon Adrian and Denise Nickle of Goessel, Barb Banman and Darwin Funk of rural Canton, Gayle Funk of rural Newton, and Wendy Schrag of Newton; 17 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Brothers, Alvin, Milton, and Willis Goerzen preceded her in death.

Memorials have been established with the church and Bethesda Home.

Last modified July 24, 2019