Eileen Mary Funke


Birth: August 30th, 1927
Death: January 9th, 2018
Age: 90 years
Residence:Sanford
Survived By: her two daughters Cheryl (Mark) Authier, Mary (Larry) LeBlanc all of Sanford; grandchildren Michelle (Doug) Becker, Renee (James) Farison, Kristin (Troy) Emerson, Adam (Sarah) Authier, Amanda (Michael) O'Dell, Jodie (Timothy) Risnes, Annie (Michael) Spence, Megan (Christopher) Koniecny; great grandchildren Allison, Jenna, Ryan, Mallory, Kenneth, Emily, David, Drew, Brandon, Scarlett, Brady, Charles, Evangeline, Justin, Walden, Reagan and William along with many nieces and nephews.

Eileen Mary Funke, 90, of Sanford, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center.  She was born August 30, 1927, in Centerline, the daughter of Joseph Anton Raymond and Louise Catherine (Teipel) Bidigare.  She had been a resident of Sanford since moving there in 1978.  Eileen enjoyed needlework, camping, gardening and especially spending time with her family. On July 24, 1948, she married Raymond J. Funke in a double wedding when Eileen’s brother Henry Burmeister also married Shirley Funke.

 

She is survived by her two daughters Cheryl (Mark) Authier, Mary (Larry) LeBlanc all of Sanford; grandchildren Michelle (Doug) Becker, Renee (James) Farison, Kristin (Troy) Emerson, Adam (Sarah) Authier, Amanda (Michael) O’Dell, Jodie (Timothy) Risnes, Annie (Michael) Spence, Megan (Christopher) Koniecny; great grandchildren Allison, Jenna, Ryan, Mallory, Kenneth, Emily, David, Drew, Brandon, Scarlett, Brady, Charles, Evangeline, Justin, Walden, Reagan and William along with many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, brother Henry (Shirley) Burmeister, sister Doris (Warren) Sherman and her special companion Lyle Nye.  Memorial services for Eileen will take place at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Directors.   



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