Dorothy Margaret (Heng) Funke

Born: Tue., Nov. 30, 1943
Died: Sun., Dec. 23, 2018


5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Wed., Dec. 26, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church

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Dorothy M. Funke, age 75 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City.

Dorothy was born on November 30, 1943 in Nebr. City, NE; the daughter of John E. Heng, Jr. and Coletta K. (Kreifels) Heng.  She attended school and graduated from Lourdes Central Catholic Schools with the class of 1961.  On November 23, 1963, Dorothy was united in marriage to Thomas F. Funke at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebr. City; and to this union four children were born:  Deb, Tom, Jeff and Ryan.

Dorothy was currently the Librarian at Lourdes Central Catholic.  She began her career at Lourdes in 1991 and served the school in many ways..  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers and was very active in the Lourdes Alumni Association.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tom Funke of Nebr. City, NE; children:  Deb Rettig and husband Kevin of Nebr. City, NE, Jeff Funke and wife Hettie of Nebr. City, NE, Ryan Funke and wife Lisa of Lincoln, NE; daughter-in-law Tammie Funke of Lincoln, NE; 13 grandchildren; siblings:  Edwin Heng of Tekamah, NE, Dwight Heng and wife Carol of York, NE and Eileen LeGrande and husband Harold of Lincoln, NE; brother-in-law Deroy Harshman of Nebr. City, NE; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a son Thomas F. Funke II in 2014; siblings:  Allan Heng in 1957, Ruth Burr in 2012 and Leta Harshman in 2014.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City.  Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebr. City.

The family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m.  

Memorials may be given to Lourdes Central Catholic Library.

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Cindy & Kyle Funke
   Posted Mon December 24, 2018
Heaven gained another angel yesterday. She was a very dear aunt to me and my late husband Todd. I feel very blessed that she was part of our family and our lives. I will cherish the surprise lunch I had with her, Uncle Tom and Deb this past October as I happen to be traveling thru Nebraska City. I'm sure there were many of our other special angels to greet her including her son Tom, my husband Todd and my father in law Bob Funke. Our thoughts and prayers to all those who knew and loved her. Love, Cindy & Kyle

John and Diane Schreiter
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Diane and I were both sadden to hear of Dorthy passing. We feel blessed to have visited with her and Tom at the book fair earlier this fall. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and the family.

Christine Denker
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Funke Family,

We don't think there are precise words to describe how amazingly beautiful Dorothy was both on the inside and outside. An amazing soul with a hearty laugh and a kind soul are the tips of the iceberg in how we will always remember her.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you take time to process the loss of such a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and friend. May you continue to be comforted by God and by each other with so many fond memories and love.

With Love,
Jack and Chris Denker

Kris Pfister
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
What an amazing person! She touched so many people in so many amazing ways. I was so very blessed to say she was my friend for so many years. Love and prayers to all. She will be so very missed.

Lisa Barrett Miller
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
Such a loss. She and Tom are such nice people and have been through so much in this life together. I meet them long time ago when I was a young girl since my Uncle Orv and Aunt Delrosa were neighbors plus the downtown store and church.

She will be dearly missed and sympathy to Tom, the kids and the extended family.

Steve and Lisa Guthals
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
We sorry for your loss. She was a great librarian .Our prayers are with the family
at his time

Lauri White
   Posted Wed December 26, 2018
My condolences to the family. Mrs. Funke always had open arms and an open house. May she fly high with Tommy.

Dennis and Cindy Rinne
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
We were shocked and saddened to hear that Dorothy had passed away. I have a special place in my heart for Dorothy. She was such a special and caring person. We feel blessed to have known her and our sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Funke family.

Diane Reese
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dean and I are so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be missed greatly. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Debby and Mike Chesterman
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
Dear Ones,
My heart goes out to each of you at the passing of kind and loving Dorothy. We know nearly all of her family in one way or another and want each of you to know that both your love of Dorthy and the loss you feel are shared. May God Bless and keep each of you, as he welcomes Dorothy to the heavenly kingdom.
Deepest Sympathy,
Debby and Mike Chesterman

Wayne Harroun
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to the family

Wayne Harroun
Nebraska City

Steve,Sue,Carrie, Kelly and Whitney Bridger
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
Tom and family, We were all saddened to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was such a wonderful soul in so many ways. There are none more giving and caring in so many ways. You are all in our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time. Heaven has gained a terrific soul. God Bless and keep her close and comfort all of you as well.

Wirth Davis
   Posted Fri December 28, 2018
Shocked and so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I feel very privileged to have known her as a friend, classmate and cousin all these years. Prayers and thoughts to her family members at this time.

Tracy Kersten Herndon
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. I will always remember her being so sweet and kind. Deepest sympathy to the Funke family.

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