Glenn W. Funk
Glenn Wilson Funk, 92, of Hurdland, Missouri, died Thursday, November 15, 2007, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri.
Glenn was born on October 10, 1915, in rural Hurdland, Missouri, the son of Clyde K. and Ruby Irene Bozarth Funk. Glenn was very proud of his heritage, his great grandfather, James M. Bozarth, was the first white infant born in what is now Adair County, Missouri.
He was raised on the family farm four miles west of Edina, Missouri and continued to farm on that land until his health failed. He attended the Liberty Grove Rural School and graduated from the Edina High School in the Class of 1933, serving as class president.
Glenn was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Marine Corps as a tank operator during the battle of Iwo Jima.
On July 15, 1950 in Baring, Missouri, Glenn married Mary Alice Parrish.
Glenn continued to work the family farm but enjoyed carpentry and was a carpenter with Chester Jones, Buck Morrow, and Wayne Dye before retiring.
He was a member of the Hurdland Baptist Church, Knox County VFW Post in Edina, Missouri where he served as commander. For more than 15 years he placed American Flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Funk of Kirksville, Missouri; a son, Major USMC (ret) Gary W. and his wife Mary Funk of Oceanside, California; two daughters, Joyce and her husband Dan Peterson of Greentop, Missouri and Janice and her husband Gerald “Jerry” Reeves of Knox City, Missouri; a much loved and very special sister, Betty Lou and her husband Frank Claxton of Salem, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kelly Peterson of Hurdland, Missouri, Jeremy Peterson of Washington, Illinois, Gordon Funk of Fullerton, California, Charlotte Funk of Oceanside, California, Seth Reeves of Herriman, Utah and Emily Bradley of Vero Beach, Florida; two great grandchildren, Branden Peterson and Reid Peterson; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Charles and Kenneth Funk; and two sisters, Geraldine Funk and Dorothy Mae Foster.
Funeral Services were Monday, November 19, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Burial, with Military Graveside Honors, was in the Linville Cemetery in Edina, Missouri. Pastor Robert Harrison and Mr. Larry Sykes officiated. Casket Bearers were Mark Parrish, Jerry Clatt, Ronald “Bud” Parrish, Larry Sykes, Robert Fleak, and Gene McCarty. Honorary Bearers were Roland Hamlin, Red McCarty, Vic Peterson, and John Will Nicol, along with grandchildren Kelly Peterson, Jeremy Peterson, Seth Reeves, Emily Bradley, Gordon Funk, and Charlotte Funk.
An expression of sympathy in memory of Glenn Funk may be made to the Linville Cemetery, or the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, Missouri. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.