Esther Funk - December 16, 2011Esther Funk, 89, of Madison, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Faith Regional Health Services.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Westridge United Methodist Church, Norfolk. Rev. Cynthia Stewart will officiate. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Madison. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Home for Funerals, Norfolk
Esther was born August 10, 1922 to Jolie and Ida (Schlegel) Rodabaugh in Hamilton County. She graduated from Marquette High School, Marquette. On Sept. 9, 1955 Esther and Jerome Funk were married at Marquette. They farmed near Madison.
Esther was a member of Westridge United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Esther was avid gardener. She loved flowers, birds and animals. Esther was a wonderful mother, grandmother and homemaker.
Esther is survived by her six children, Joyce Funk of Madison, Norman (Sheri) Funk of Norfolk, Lyle (Bev) Funk of Norfolk, Lynn (Donna) Funk of Madison, Paul (Carolyn) Funk of Norfolk, Ruth (Nick) Johnson of Guthrie, Okla. Nine grandchildren, Eric Funk, Kristi Burmeister, Shana Winer, Alisa Funk, Nathan Funk, Katie Funk, Kylie Funk, Sara Funk and Emily Funk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerome on Oct. 22, 1988, one brother and one sister.