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Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald W. "Don" Funk 1938 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Donald W. "Don" Funk, 68, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church. Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Funk died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at his home.He was born Oct. 31, 1938, in Abilene, the son of Richard D. and Kathleen F. Barrington Funk. He attended school in Abilene for two years before he moved to Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1956 and attended Kansas University for a year. Mr. Funk served in the U.S. Army. He was a self-employed home builder and developer with Funk Construction Co., a Kansas corporation. He had just finished his 501st building project. He previously worked at Kansas Power & Light from 1958 to 1973. He also worked for Kansas Color Press and the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member, former deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church. He also was a member of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies in Lawrence, Adah Chapter No. 7 Order of the Eastern Star and White Shrine of Jerusalem. He volunteered with the Girl Scouts of America. He was a member of the Greater Kansas City Home Builders Association and Lawrence Home Builders Association. He married Shirley M. Holderman on Oct. 29, 1961, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Leah I. Pringle and husband Jody, and Jennifer A. Funk, all of Lawrence; a sister, Mary Elaine Maack and husband Rodger, Melvern; two brothers, Howard G. and wife Gail, and Robert J. Funk, all of Lawrence; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alden E. "Wally" and Sarah Mae Holderman, Lawrence; and four grandchildren, Veronica, LeeAnne, Aaron and Colin. Mr. Funk was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the Lecompton Historical Society, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Funk.