Ruben Funk, 92, formerly of Gering

Ruben Funk, 92 formerly of Gering, NE passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at his home in Thornton, Colorado.

His funeral service will be held on Monday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gering with Rev. Lauren Ekdahl officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church, Farm & Ranch Museum and the Accent Care (Hospice).

Ruben was born on September 25, 1919 in Gering, NE to John Jacob and Pauline (Wegelin) Funk. He graduated from Gering High School in 1937. He entered the United States Army on September 29, 1943 and served during WWII. He was honorably discharged on April 18, 1946. He was united in marriage to Lydia Schmidt on December 15, 1946 in Gering and to this union two children were born Sandra and Myron. Ruben farmed in the Gering Valley for 40 years. They moved to Gering then to Thornton, Colorado to be closer to family.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gering, served for the R.E.A., Dome Rock School Board and Farm & Ranch Museum.

Ruben enjoyed woodworking. He loved his family and will be sadly missed.

Survivors include his wife Lydia Funk; daughter Sandy Clayton of Thornton, CO; son Myron (Liz) Funk of Broomfield, CO; grandchildren Byron Clayton, Chris (Stacie) Clayton and Marc Clayton, Jr; one great granddaughter Brooklyn; two brothers Dan and David Funk and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Pauline Welton, Esther Lambi, Deborah Earl and John Funk.

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