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Dale LeRoy Funk

November 20, 1959 - April 18, 2019
From: Calumet, IA
Dale LeRoy Funk

Dale LeRoy Funk

Born: November 20, 1959
Died: April 18, 2019
Age: 59

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      Dale LeRoy Funk, the son of James and Joanne (Solberg) Funk, was born November 20, 1959, in New Ulm, Minnesota. His childhood years were spent in the St. James, Minnesota area where he attended school.

     Dale moved to Texas where he met and married Gayle Delzer in August of 1983. They had three children together: Josh, Kyle, and Megan. They later divorced. He moved to Superior, Nebraska, where he worked selling ultralight airplanes and giving flying lessons. In 2004, he moved to Cherokee where he started driving truck for Hy-Vee, and had a daughter, Clara in 2007.

     Dale enjoyed riding his motorcycle, flying planes, watching NASCAR, he was a true adrenaline junky, and mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, especially Clara and his grandchildren.

     Dale passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at his home at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by his father, James; grandparents, Carl and Clara Funk, and Emil and Berdine Solberg.

     Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Joanne Funk, of Cold Spring, MN; his four children: Josh (Laura) Funk of Melvin, IA, Kyle (Jade) Funk of Byron, MN, Megan (Kenny) Bluemer of Ft. Leonard, MO, and Clara Funk of Calumet, IA; seven grandchildren: Beau, Marissa, Kya, Taylor, Marley, Jaxson, and Gracie; one brother, Craig (Nancy) Funk of Clear Lake, MN; one sister, Susan (Keith) Heinlein of Mayer, MN; one niece, Andrea; two nephews, Jack and Chad; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, April 23, at Church of Christ in Sutherland.
Pastor John Erickson
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
"How Great Thou Art"
"The King Is Coming"
"Amazing Grace"
"Sing Me Back Home"
Private, at a later date.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:29 PM
“Sorry Dale ...I"ll miss you.. condolences to the family”
- Douglas Gratz
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:26 AM
“So very sorry to hear,he was a good friend when I was down there. Going to miss him.”
- Dale Miller
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 10:32 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with Dale's family and friends. Been years since I've seen him but alot of high school memories!! RIP DaleπŸ˜‡πŸ˜”πŸπŸ•†”
- Teresa Andrews
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 5:32 AM
“Deepest sympathy to Dale's family. Blessed be his memory.”
- Tilly (Sorbel) Thorn
Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 8:55 PM
“Remember Dale as a fun loving classmate. Sympathies to family and friends.”
- Kim Wolner Nelson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:54 PM
“Dale was a good man.”
- Andrew Britt
Monday, April 22, 2019 at 4:42 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you Joanne.”
- Faith Tietz
Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 8:15 AM
“Sorry to hear this but I want you to have my blessing. I enjoyed meeting his parents and know they worked so hard to help Dale. Bless you all!!”
- Dr Myron Bouray
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