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Walter Thomas Funk

February 4, 1932 ~ June 14, 2021 (age 89)


Walter Thomas Funk passed away June 14, 2021 with his family at his side. He was born Feb  4, 1932 in Sedalia, CO and moved to Harlem with his Dad and sister Evelyn. He then attended school in Harlem and joined the service in 1952 serving in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean conflict for 3 years. He was honorably discharged in 1954. He then worked for BN Railroad. He married the love of his life Amelia Conner in 1956. They then welcomed 5 daughters— his “favorite farm hands”.

He farmed with his family south of Harlem on the homestead belovedly known as the “The Dryfarm”.

Those left behind that will miss him dearly: His wife of 64 years Amelia, Becky and Rick Stabio of Billings, MT (Leah, Ryan & Kassi), Julie and Romeo Sanchez of Kent, WA, Kelly Cole of Mesa, AZ (Whitney, Kazin & Willo), Peggy and Bob Whisonant of Cody, WY (Jake, Colton, Betsey & Gabe), Marji and Curt McCann of Chinook/Harlem, MT (Madison, Aubri & Paxtin)— and 9 great  grand kids.

Although farming was his life - - his greatest joy was his family.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harlem VFW of which he was a proud member. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 669 Harlem, MT, 59526.

A memorial service will be held June 26th, at 11 AM at Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook, MT.

The fields have all been plowed, the rocks have all been picked, the hay has been baled, wheat’s in the bin, horses have been fed and kids have been hugged. Your hard work here is done.

“Grampa, of all the amazing things that you have done in your life, your family is the most amazing thing of all — we’ll see you again”.


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Graveside Service
June 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Kuper Memorial Cemetery, Chinook, Montana
1000 Stephens Rd
Chinook, Mt 59523

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