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Harry Funk

Jerseyville |

Harry Neal Funk, 88, died at 1:58 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at his residence with his family at his side.

He was born in Batchtown, Illinois on March 24, 1936, one of six children born to the late Harry Carl and Ida Dulcenia (Hill) Funk. As a member of a large family, Neal was blessed to have been raised in a loving and vibrant family.

Neal was a proud United States Marine veteran, and continued his service to the community as a volunteer firefighter and as a member and past commander of the Kampsville American Legion Post 1083.

He attended Calhoun County schools, and graduated from Hardin High School. As a resident of Michael, Illinois for 25 years, he was in the perfect spot to enjoy his passion for the outdoors, evident by his love of hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and golfing. 

He cherished these activities as much as he cherished the time spent with his family.

He married the love of his life, the former Donna Churchman on February 9, 1957 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton, and together they were blessed with 67 years of marriage, and the joys of raising their four children.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Funk of Jerseyville; as well as his four children and their spouses, Jeff and Carla Funk of Brighton, Christina and Jess Hannar of O'Fallon, Missouri, Tammy Lewis of Plainview, and David and Deb Funk and family of White Hall; 11 Grandchildren; 24 Great Grandchildren; 11 Great-Great-Grandchildren; two brothers and a sister in-law, Melvin "Mugs" Funk of Carrollton and Rex and Chris Funk of Granite City; two sisters and a brother in-law, Joan Kelly of Hardin and Iola "Odie" and Larry Ballard of Rosewood Heights.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in-law, Paul Lewis; and a brother, Gary Funk.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024. Rev. Ray Robinson will officiate.

He will be laid to rest in the St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Michael, Illinois, with the Kampsville American Legion Post 1083 conducting military graveside rites.

Memorials may be given to the Michael Funeral Dinner Fund or Wounded Warriors.

Neal's legacy of dedication, service, and love will continue to inspire all who knew him.

Memories may be shared at www.crawfordfunerals.com.


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Crawford Funeral Home

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