Larry Funke – Chicago, formerly of Edgewood

Larry Thomas Funke, 59, of Chicago, Illinois, formally of Edgewood, Iowa passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Amita Health Resurrection Medical Center, Illinois.  Larry was born, December 12, 1960, in Manchester, Iowa to James and Kathleen (McMullen) Funke and was raised and educated in the Edgewood area.  He was an Ed-Co graduate and received his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Larry worked as a computer analyst with the Chicago Transit Authority.  He enjoyed spending time in Backbone State Park, loved music, spending time with family and friends, and especially enjoyed the family vacations at Lake Okoboji.

Survivors include his parents, James and Kathleen Funke of Edgewood; four siblings, Jay (Elaine)Funke of Edgewood, Jody (Dan) Mahnke of Fairfax, David (Rene`) Funke of Swisher, and Michael (Stephanie) Funke of Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Private Family Mass of Christian Burial: St. Mark Catholic Church

Inurnment: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Greeley, Iowa

Public Celebration of Life: At a later date