Abram "Abe" Funk Obituary

Abram "Abe" Funk

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Our dad, grandfather, great-grandfather went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.</p> <p>He was born in Winkler, Manitoba on April 17, 1931. While living in&nbsp;Reinfield, Manitoba, dad was the eighth child of ten.</p> <p>He was predeceased by both parents Frank &amp; Gertrude, wife Nettie, 2 sons Jim &amp; Milt, five brothers and two sisters.</p> <p>Dad had an education up to grade 7. He accepted his Lord and Saviour at the early age of nine when&nbsp;he attended&nbsp;the&nbsp;Gimli Bible Camp. Throughout his teen years, Dad worked on the farm until he attended&nbsp;Winkler Bible College and was baptized around the same time. At a young age, Dad realized his athletic abilities as he pitched on a baseball team at the age of thirteen against guys that were sixteen and eighteen years old. His abilities continued during Bible School years as he was&nbsp;&nbsp; undefeated at ping pong.</p> <p>In his early twenties, Dad came to the city of Winnipeg, where he met his wife Nettie at the Eatons waiting room. After a short courtship, they were married in July of 1954. They started a family of four, which included Debra, James, Milton and Kelvin.</p> <p>Dad worked construction, specializing in plastering and drywalling. This career took him away from home for long periods of time and as a result he decided to change. This became a thirty-three-year employment at McGavin&rsquo;s Foods, where he retired at the age of sixty-six. After this, he returned to his original trade of drywalling, which he did at his leisure&nbsp; until February 2020. He found his ministry in his work and made many good friends along the way. He always had a story to tell and good advice to give.</p> <p>Dad was diagnosed with bladder and colon cancer and underwent two&nbsp; surgeries which left him at the highest level of care needed. He was in the hospital for three months until he was placed in a personal care home on July 19. On October 14, Dad had tested positive for COVID-19, which led to his passing.</p> <p>Abe is survived by Daughter Debra and husband Frank Doerkson and their children, Wendy &amp; Ryan Wegner: Brooke, Ethan &amp; Kaylah, Tamara &amp; Dahmion Hines: Lincoln &amp; Malcolm,&nbsp;Son Kelvin Funk, Daughter-in-law Marlene Funk &amp; her children, Scott &amp; Tara: Jack,&nbsp;Brittany &amp; Shane: Chelsea, Daughter-in-law Robyn &amp; husband Scott and her children, Leah &amp; Andy:&nbsp; Noah,&nbsp;Bryan, Siblings Henry &amp; Rita, Isaac, Helen.</p>
April 17, 1931 - October 27, 202004/17/193110/27/2020
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Cheryl Ginter
October 31, 2020
Your dad was such a great friend to my dad, Abe Klassen. I am sure he is so excited that they are together in heaven. I always loved listening to his stories. He was a very sweet man. Our condolences to you all. Cheryl Ginter