Obit: Funk, Nettie Florence (1875 - 1932)
Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Funk, Zimmerman, Seitz, Brown

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Wis.) November 6, 1932

Funk, Nettie Florence (15 Feb. 1875 - 30 Oct. 1932)

Mrs. W. R. Funk Dead

Last Sunday afternoon, while visiting at the home of C. A. Zimmerman at Nettleton’s Corners, Mrs. William R. Funk suffered an apoplectic attack, death following about 9:00 o’clock that evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Funk had come from their home in Alma Center to spend a few hours with former neighbors, and the attack came without warning late in the afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:00 o’clock in this village, the Eastern Star chapter having charge. Burial was in Houghtonburg cemetery.


----Sources: Humbird Enterprise Newspaper (Humbird, Wis.) Nov. 12, 1932

Nettie Florence Seitz was born Feb. 15, 1875, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A Seitz, of Oakley, Illinois. It was there she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage with Mr. William Robert Funk on Feb. 17, 1897. To this union were born: Harmon, who died in 1918; Orin of Chicago; and Amer. of Augusta.

The family resided at Oakley for a number of years, and then moved to Lohrville, Iowa, remaining there until March 1,1915, when they came to the farm, south of town. Three years ago they removed to a farm near Augusta. Mr and Mrs. Funk went to Alma Center a month ago for a temporary home for the winter months.

Mrs. Funk became a member of the United Brethren church at an early age, and later a member of the First Christian church of Lohrville, Iowa, wher she received consolation when in sorrow or illness. During her ailments, covering many years she was at all times ready for the Master’s call.

She was the second child of a family eight children. Her father, mother, three sisters and two brothers having preceded her to the Great Beyond.

Death came quickly at the home of a friend at Nettleton’s Corners, on Sunday, Oct. 30,1932, at 9:15 p.m., at the age of 57 years 8 months and 15 days.

She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her devoted husband and two sons, a brother, John E. Seitz, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Fulk, both of Oakley, Illinois, besides many friends.

Rev. Chas. G. Brown of Augusta officiated at the funeral service, which was held at the town hall in this village at 1:00 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon Nov. 2, in the presence of a large congregation of friends.

Deceased was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the burial rites of the order were given at the close of the service. The Royal Neighbors camp, of which she was a member, attended the services.

Mrs. Funk was beloved by the members of the fraternities and a host of friends, and the many fine floral emblems were a tribute of that affection. Burial was in the Houghtonburg cemetery.



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