Memorial Services: Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Greenfield. Father Ken Gross will officiate the service.
Memorials: To the Michelle Marie Funke college fund, in care of Steen Funeral Home, P.O. Box 390, Greenfield, Iowa 50849.
Benjamin Dean Dwayne Funke was born March 21, 1979, Polk County, Iowa, the son of Dean Funke and Sandra Urbin. He passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at his home in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 32.
Ben was raised and grew up in the Greenfield area. He attended the Greenfield Elementary and Middle School and Nodaway Valley High School. He enjoyed hunting, of which his father had taught him at a young age, as well as 4-wheeling. You would find him often at his father's house, helping or working with him. The true love of his life was his daughter, Michelle Marie Funke. He was an equipment operator and a master installation installer.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle; father, Dean; mother, Sandra; brothers, Scott and Joseph Funke; sisters, Angela and Christina; niece, Madison Hess, nephews, Brayton Funke, Scott Funke, Jr., Tristan and Richard Funke; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was a loving father, son, and brother to his family. He will remain in our hearts forever.