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Dean Leroy Funk, of Mora, MN passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022 at his home.  He was 87 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Monday, May 2nd at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Rev. Gary Guptill officiating.

VISITATION will be from 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. on hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

MEMORIALS are preferred to the Shriners Children’s hospital.

Dean Leroy Funk, of Mora, MN passed away on April 25, 2022 at his home. He was 87 years old.

Dean was born on July 7, 1934 in Hills, MN to Leroy and Ruth (Montgomery) Funk. When he was six years old his family moved to Nunda, South Dakota where his dad was the depot agent and his mother was a teacher. He attended grade school in Nunda and then was bused to Rutland for high school. After he graduated he moved to St. Paul to attend trade school for tool and die. This is where he met his future wife Eleanor Stolle. They were married at Giese, MN. He served 2 years in the U.S. Army; 18 months of that was served in Korea. Following his honorable discharge he returned to St. Paul and worked at Northwest Plastics until 1970. The family then moved to Mora where he was the Tool & Die Supervisor at EPC until his retirement on July 31, 1996.

The couple was blessed with four sons who were all taught to love the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing. They enjoyed many trips as a family and often the couple had many enjoyable trips with the Heritage Club of Kanabec Bank.

He gradually declined with dementia until his death. He was a very good husband, father, friend, worker and provider.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, sister Virginia Haroldson, daughter-in-law Debra Funk, and sister-in-law Rose (Fran).

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor; sons, Mike of Grand Rapids, MN, Dan (Cheryl Petry) of Mora, Jerry of Mora, and Greg (wife Laura) of Lakeland, MN; 3 grandsons, Jeremy, Jonathon (Emily) and Hayden; 2 great grandchildren, Trevor and Abby; niece Robin (Gary); nephew Kevin; brothers and sisters -in-law Jim (MaryEllen), Betty (Dave), Ruth, and May (Lyle); many other relatives and friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Dad!

7 thoughts on “DEAN FUNK”

  1. Went on a lot of fishing trips with Dean and laughed the full trip. Great man and fisherman. Prayers to the family.
    Dennis E

  2. I am sorry to hear of the loss of Dean in your family. I always enjoyed our visits when we met. He had a great family and the boys were a joy to have in our school. Dean was a good husband, business and family man as well as father to his sons. God bless you as you go through the days ahead.

  3. Condolences to the family. May the memories that you have give you comfort along with the
    thoughts and prayers of your many friends.

  4. Dean is truly in the hands of Jesus now. We all can rejoice in that. I have known the Funk family since 1970 when they moved up from the Cities and have been truly thankful for their friendship all these years. Dean was always kind and fun. He will be truly missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to Eleanor, Mike, Dan, Jerry, Greg, and all of Dean’s loved ones.

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