Rosalie M. (Pluester) Funk, 89, went home to God at 8:15 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home.
She was born in Monterey in Calhoun County on June 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Herman & Mary C. (Knese) Pluester.
Rosalie was of the Catholic faith her entire life, and was devoted not only in her faith, but her family as well. She was happiest with a needle and thread in her hands, and she used this talent to help with the family finances. She made her children's clothing, along with clothing for "Barbie" and other dolls.
She was an avid quilter and made over 200 quilts, and won "Best in Show" at the Jersey County Fair in 2013.
She married Paul H. Funk on July 9, 1946 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Meppen, their union was blessed with seven children and nearly 55 years of marriage before his death on April 16, 2001.
Surviving are her seven children & their spouses, Marilyn & Gus Dulakis of Tovey, Bill & Michelle Funk of Grafton, Kenneth Funk of Lyndon, Ellen Funk of Jerseyville, Barbara Funk of Jerseyville, Raymond & Vickie Funk of Red Bud, and Phillip & Wendy Funk of Chicago; nine grandchildren, Steven & Michael Dulakis of Kincaid, David Dulakis of Chatham, Karen (Dulakis) Schlindwein of Tovey, Carrie (Funk) Marshall of Dow, Ben Funk of Girard, Jessica (Funk) Poynter of Holiday Shores, Tyler & Collin Funk of Wateroo; twelve great grandchildren; a sister & brother in law, Catherine & Wayne Wallendorf of Brussels; a sister in law, Celeste Pluester of Hardin; and a brother in law & sister in law, Ralph & Sarah Jane Funk of Batchtown.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter in law, Debra (Weller) Funk; two brothers, Edward Pluester & Alfred Pluester, and a brother in infancy, Herman Pluester; and a sister & brother in law, Agnes & VincentSnyders.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Crawford Funeral Home inJerseyville, where a Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, with Father William Hembrow officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon.
Memorials may be given to the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon or to Masses.