Floyd E. Funke, 77 of Dyersville, Iowa passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue after 8:30 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019, St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Ralph Davis will officiate.
Floyd was born November 6, 1941 on the family farm in Dyersville, Iowa the son of Hugo and Regina (Deutmeyer) Funke. He married Janet Polfer on October 3, 1964 in Worthington, Iowa. Together they began farming and working side by side raising seven children, until retiring in April of 2016. The Funke farming tradition continues on the Century Farm by two grandsons.
Floyd was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for over 50 years and the East Central Iowa Two Cylinder Club. He was an avid farmer and Chicago Cubs fan. He was a proud father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, children: Terrence (Greg Pittam) Funke of Cedar Rapids, Tim (Amy) Funke, Chris (Vicki) Funke, Marty (Emily) Funke, all of Dyersville, Angie (Ron) Borgerding of Holy Cross, Doug (Amanda) Funke of Dyersville, Kurt (Shannon) Funke of Manchester, grandchildren: Ben Funke, Zach Funke, Adam (Fiance, Morgan Rahe) Funke, Nathan Funke, Kayla Funke, Abigail (Fiance, James Goldsmith) Funke, Jack (Fiance, Bret Cunningham) Funke, Daniel Funke, Lucas Borgerding, Landen Borgerding, Gabbi Funke, Grace Funke, Susie Funke, Judd Funke, siblings: Verna Lee Digman, Rita (Lawrence) Lansing, Lois (Art) Kern, Theresa (Charlie) Schindler, Darlene (Wayne) Wegmann all of Dyersville, in-laws: Karen Funke, Richard (Jean) Polfer, Patricia (Wayne) Tauke, Charles (Mary Jane) Polfer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Dorothy (Leo) Mensen, Janice (Laverne) Mensen, Leon Funke, and Mary Lou Funke; in-laws: Edward Digman, Mary Ann (Bill) Jaeger
The family would like to thank MercyOne of Dubuque Skilled Nursing staff for their compassionate care.