Agnes I. Funk, 87, died Friday (Jan. 12, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
She was born July 15, 1919, at Eldorado, to Jacob and Aganetha (Klippenstein) Tessman. At age 22 she left Nebraska and moved to California. She worked in cafes and hotels before getting a job at the Navy dry dock.
On Oct. 21, 1944, she married Maurice Funk in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico. They moved to Catskill, N.Y., in 1946 after his discharge from the Navy. They later moved to Michigan where she was employed at Great Lake Steel Company. In 1951, the family moved back to Nebraska near Hastings and she worked at the ammunition depot. When new job opportunities became available for Maurice in 1956, the family moved to Massena, N.Y., and later to Albany, N.Y.
In March of 1960, she and her four children moved back to Nebraska. She lived in Culbertson and worked in cafes. She moved to McCook in 1967 and began working at Hillcrest Nursing Home and worked there until her retirement in 1978.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Aganetha Tessman; one infant son, Malcolm Funk; four brothers, Jack, Frank, David and Henry Tessman; and six sisters, Martha Rath, Marie Peters, Rosalie Porath, Anne Korell, Hazel Korell and Helen Cook.
Survivors include a son, Bernard Funk and wife, Rose, of Syracuse, Utah; three daughters, Judith Leone of Tucson, Ariz., Marilynn and husband, Tom O'Neil, of McCook and Charlene and husband, Rick Buckley, also of McCook; one sister, Irene Pope of McCook; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The memorial service is today, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Inurnment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.