The death angel again visited Madison on April 29, 1920 and took from our midst that grand old lady Grandma Funk.
Mrs. Fredericka Funk was a native of Germany, being born at Borden, Germany, Oct. 13, 1836. She was married in 1860 to Mickall Funk and to this union, 10 children were born, four dying in infancy. Her husband died on March 21, 1886.
On March 13,1889 she came to America with her family and located east of Madison on a farm, where she lived until March 1896, when she moved to Madison and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Katterman, where she was still living at the time of her death. The children who survive her are: Mrs. J. H. Katterman, Mrs. John Bauer, John, Fred, Henry and Jake Funk. She has one brother living in Portland, Oregon.
Card of Thanks We desire to express our heart-felt thanks for the kindly assistance rendered us during the illness and death of our beloved mother, Grandma Funk. Excerpts from: Madison Star-Mail, Friday, May 7, 1920, page 12.
Fred Bley and wife and daughter were over from Newman Grove Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Bley.s aunt, Mrs. Funk.
Fritz Alstadt came down from Norfolk to attend Mrs. Funks funeral Monday.
Otto Emrich and sons and sister Mrs. Scheer were over from Tilden to attend the funeral of their Grandma, Mrs. Funk. Source: Madison Star-Mail, Friday, May 7, 1920, page 12.