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Ida Funke


Ida E. Funke, of Grayslake, Ill., formerly of Manchester, died Saturday, April 15, 2017. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with a 5:30 p.m. Scripture service and additional visitation one hour before Mass Thursday at the church. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester. Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.
Ida Elizabeth Funke was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Luxemburg, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin and Clara (Brunsmann) Pasker. She received her education at St. John's in Ryan, Iowa. On Jan. 4, 1944, Ida was united in marriage to Ralph F. Funke in Ryan. The couple farmed near Ryan until 1973, then moved to Manchester. Ida was employed in the housekeeping department at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester for 12 years. In 2009, Ida moved to Grayslake, Ill.
Ida was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Golden Age Center in Manchester and the Grayslake Senior Center in Grayslake. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, quilting, gardening, bird feeding and playing the organ.
Ida is survived by four children, Joan (John) Vcelka of Grayslake, John Funke of San Diego, Calif., Clara Hilsenbeck of Solon and Patrick (Melinda) Funke of Villa Park, Ill.; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; sister, Irene (Don) Salow; and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Pasker, Irene Pasker, Jeannette Pasker, Doris Funke and Lou Mae Funke.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph, in 1994; six brothers, Joseph (Antoinette "Netti") Pasker, John (Luella) Pasker, William Pasker, Albert Pasker, Leo Pasker and Alphonse (Mae) Pasker; granddaughter, Janine Vcelka Kennedy; great-grandson, Kennedy; daughter-in-law, Amelita Funke; son-in-law, John "Jack" Hilsenbeck; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Irene (Edmund) Mensen, Helen (Paul) Vaske, Charlotte (Arnold) Mensen, Art Funke, Edward Funke, Esther (Alfred) Lechtenberg and Margie (John) Reinert.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Divine Word College, P.O. Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045; or the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 16311 189th St., Manchester, IA 52057
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