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CALVIN BENJAMIN FUNK

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Calvin Benjamin Funk, 88, resident of Guest Home Estates, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Guest Home Estates. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Linn County, Kan., the son of William T. Funk Sr. and Nellie Gertrude Brand Funk. He graduated from Parker High School in 1942. He served our country in the United States Navy from April 27, 1944, to April 20, 1946. He was awarded the Victory Medal WW II, American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2 Stars). He married Ida Maxine Nickell on Nov. 6, 1948, in Fontana, Kan. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2004. Calvin worked for United Electric, Mound City, Kan., as a groundsman. After his retirement, they greatly enjoyed traveling together. He was fond of playing cards and especially fishing. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and a member of the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Hafer and husband Lee, Laurinburg, N.C., and Caline Heffernan and husband Jerry, Fort Scott; five grandchildren, Benjamin Daniel Hafer and wife Heather, Clayton, N.C., Emily Denise Duke and husband Dustin, Lutz, Fla., Stephanie Diane Robinson and husband Kip, Holly Springs, N.C., Amanda Danielle Piper and husband Zach, Holly Springs, N.C., and Shelby Lynne Heffernan, Fort Scott. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Riley and Ainsley Duke, and Emma and Grayson Robinson; and a nephew Ray Funk and wife Ruth. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merlin and William Funk; and one sister, Maryetta Funk; as well as his parents. Rev. Paul Rooks will conduct funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Grace Baptist Tabernacle. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.