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Lillian R. Funk 1923 - 2012
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HOISINGTON — Lillian R. Funk, 88, died April 25 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 29, 1923, in Russell County, she was the daughter of J. Peter and Margaret (Deines) Boxberger. On Nov. 22, 1942, she married Raymond Funk in Milberger. He died on Sept. 12, 2000. A lifetime Russell and Barton County resident, she was a cook at Homestead Villa and then for Clara Barton Hospital, both in Hoisington, until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, baking and decorating cakes, and gardening – especially caring for her plants and flowers.
Mrs. Funk was a member of United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger and St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend.
Survivors include a son, Clark Funk and wife Cynthia of Great Bend; two daughters, Victoria Sturgeon and husband Jim of Topeka and Connie Dirreen and husband Bill of Hoisington; a sister, Stella Steinle of Ardmore, Okla., seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Samuel, Sigmund, Ferdinand, Ted and Emil Boxberger; and three sisters, Martha Morgenstern, Minnie Boxberger and Molly Langloss.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger with Pastor Amy Austin and Pastor Adam Wutka officiating. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in Galatia. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home in Hoisington. Memorials are suggested to the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church or St. Mark Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
415 N. Main; P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
(620) 653-4165
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 27, 2012