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Michael John Funk

December 11, 1933 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Michael Funk Obituary


Michael John Funk, 90, of Litchfield, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024 at Litchfield Health & Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. He was born December 11, 1933 in Litchfield, a son of Michael and Katherine (Semplowski) Funk. Michael graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1952. He married Nancy Lu Gilly at St. Mary’s Rectory in Litchfield, on January 19, 1957.

Michael deeply loved America, which was instilled in him as a child by his immigrant father.  He was stationed in Europe as he served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1956.  Once back home, he worked for his father-in-law, Rex Gilly, at Gilly Sales of Litchfield for 21 years and was a roofer for 16 years with the Roofers Local 112, in Springfield.  After retiring from roofing, he worked for many years as the custodian and maintenance man at the Litchfield Public Library.  He was a member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge 1634, the American Legion Post 436, along with attending Union Avenue Christian Church. Michael loved being with his family and socializing with his friends at the Moose.  He was also an avid reader, especially enjoying history, and a fan of the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, & Fighting Illini.  Michael and his brother, Joe Funk, were part of the 54th Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in April of 2019, which he enjoyed immensely.

Mr. Funk is survived by his wife, Nancy, his son, Michael J. (Alyssa Sloan) Funk of Martinsburg, WV, his daughter, Carolyn (Kinley) Engvalson of Port St. Lucie, FL, 3 sisters, Sophie Southworth of Litchfield, Edna Nail of Litchfield, and Helen Zimmerman of Dublin, OH, & 5 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles, Joseph, Stanley, Walter, Louis, & Frank (infant) Funk, and his sisters, Regina Nail, Katherine Whitehouse, & Stephanie Roush.

Funeral Services for Michael J. Funk will be held at Plummer Funeral Home on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Cassie Sexton-Riggs of the Union Avenue Christian Church will officiate and burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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February 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

12:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056


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