6/13/2013

Charles Robert Funk, 80, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.

Charles Robert Funk, 80, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.

He was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Las Animas, Colo., to Kenneth J. and Opal Viola Hunt Funk.

Mr. Funk served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. A resident of Garden City since 1954, he was a welder and worked at the Garden City Co-op.

He was married to Leilani Knaus from 1960 to 1970.

Survivors include longtime companion, Kyong Cha Kelch of Garden City; five daughters, Marsha Dixon of Lakin, Gina Nunez of Plainview, Texas, Cheri and husband Bruce Cook of Liberal; Sheila and husband Robert Campbell of Norton, and Kendra York of California; one son, Joey Kelch of Garden City; five sisters, Ardith Forbes of Paradise, Calif., Joyce Cook of Vincennes, Ind., Hazel and husband Irl Miller of Las Animas, Shirley and husband Eugene Saloga of Garden City and Connie and husband Presley Herndon of Burleson, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by parents, his step-mother, Vella Funk; and three grandchildren.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Price & Sons Funeral Home in Garden City.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be held in Las Animas.

Memorials may be given to the Charles Funk Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City.

E-condolences may be sent to www.priceandsons.com, Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS.

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