Obit: Omari, Thelma (1920 - 2001)
Contact: George Plautz
----Source: The Thorp Courier November 14, 2001
Thelma Omari, age 81, of Stanley, WI (formerly of Withee, WI) passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Victory Medical Center Nursing Home in Stanley.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2001, 11: 00 a.m. at the Thorp Funeral Home Chapel, Thorp, WI, with Tom Gilbert officiating. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, November 17, 2001, at the Thorp Funeral Home from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Thelma Funk was born on March 9, 1920, in Withee, WI to George and Norma (nee Schultze) Funk. She attended area schools and graduated from Withee High School in 1938. After graduation, Thelma moved to Las Vegas, NV, where she performed as a musician with several Big Band Orchestras. During her lifetime, she traveled extensively throughout the United States sharing her music with people of all ages. She also traveled abroad and performed at a number of USO stations during the war years.
Upon retirement, she moved back to the Thorp area where she resided for 20 years. For the past three years, she has been a resident of the Victory Medical Center Nursing Home in Stanley.
She is survived by one brother, Robert (Loretta) Funk of Avoca, WI and one sister, Beryl (Jerome) Flaaten of Burlington, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters: Ethel Engel, Dorothy Baum, and Priscilla Hoyer.
Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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