George John Funk, Sr.

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  • Name: George John Funk Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Brandon, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: August 12, 1921
  • Date of Death: February 21, 2005 (83 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    George proudly served his country as part of the fifth wave in Normandy where he received a Purple Heart for his service.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    George lived in Motley, Minnesota prior to serving six years in the United States Army.

    He worked at National Steel for 32 years and operated a drywall business for 30 years.

    George is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothie; sons, Terry and George, Jr.; daughters, Sharyn Carringten and Linda (Dan) Stoneberg; and six grandchildren.

    George lived in Pengilly, Minnesota. He died at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-D-05-1-8)

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