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John M. Funke

John M. Funke

John M. Funke age 79, of Quincy died on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Blessing Hospital. John was born in Quincy on January 20, 1939 a son of Virgil and Alice (Hand) Funke. He married Vivian O. Heberle in Hermann, MO in 1963, and she survives.

John retired after a 42-year working career. He was a co-owner of Richards Electric Motor Company where he worked in sales and service for the company. John was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and received his Associates Degree in Industrial Electronics from Rankin Technical School in St. Louis.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1962-1964.

John was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. His other memberships included Rotary Club, Toastmasters, the Q.U. Mart Heinen Club where he was a board member and past-president and he was a member of the QND Board of the Athletic Booster Club. John loved golfing, gardening and traveling with his family and friends. He greatly enjoyed morning coffee with "the guys".

In addition to his wife, survivors also include: his children, a son, Keith Funke and a daughter, Diane Giesing and her husband Brian all of Quincy. Two grandchildren, Riley and Payton Giesing of Quincy; a sister Janet Damon and her husband Gary and a brother Norman Funke and his wife Sandy all of Quincy. Nieces and nephews also survive.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Private inurnment is planned. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Church. Memorials are suggested to the Q.U. Mart Heinen Scholarship Fund or to Quincy Notre Dame High School.

Funeral arrangements are with the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Kathy Coats
Macomb, IL
Comments:
I met John through his visits to Western Il University . What a wonderful man he was. Was very saddened to hear of his passing. Prayers and condolences to his wife and family.
From:
Jane Peterson CNP
Quincy, IL
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May the angels carry you into paradise. Your smile and wit will be missed
From:
Mike Meyer Family
El Dorado Hills, CA
Comments:
Viv and family,

We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. What a wonderful man and great friend!
From:
Rob Mallory
Owensboro, KY
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I am so very saddened to hear of John's passing. He was such a kind man with a servant's heart. He will be missed by so many. Viv, you and your family are in our prayers.

Love,
The Mallorys
From:
Peggy NorthcraftNorthcraft
Palmyra, MO
Comments:
My heart goes out to Vivian & the family. Praying for you.
From:
Mike and Cheryl Thevil
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Very sorry for your loss. God be with you always.
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
Comments:
And Jesus said — job well done, my friend. Welcome home! We need to be happy for John!!!
From:
Sharon Sample
Macomb, IL
Comments:
Dear Vivian and family,

I'm so sorry for your loss! John lived a full life and may you find Peace through sharing all his accomplishments and your fond memories with loved ones and friends. Peace be with you!