Murray FunkApril 14, 1927 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 90)
George Murray Funk, 90, passed away June 28, 2017. George Murray Funk was born on April 14, 1927 to Herman H. and Ruth (Murray) Funk in Warren County near Liberty Center, Iowa. The family moved to a farm south of Lacona, where he grew up attending Arnold School and the Lacona Methodist Church. He was a typical farm boy, who loved working with the livestock and farming with his father for many years.
Murray was united in marriage on August 16, 1955 to Lucille Elizabeth White of Russell, they were married at the Assembly of God Church in Princeton, MO. Murray and Lucille lived on a farm near Lacona until 1961 when they purchased a farm in Benton township south of Chariton, living there for the next 54 years before moving to Southgate Apartments in October of 2015 where they resided until the time of his passing.
Murray was employed by the city of Chariton as custodian at the Chariton Cemetery for years and also worked at the Hy-Vee Distribution Center for over 30 years. Murray received his employee of the year award in 2002 at Hy-Vee, he was very proud of his achievement. Murray made many lasting friendships while there and many of his friends and co-workers often said, “Murray is the Finest man I have ever met”, he brought joy to our lives and gave unconditional love to all.
The life Murray lived was a testimony, his quiet manner spoke volumes as to the kind of man he was. His presences will be greatly missed by his loved ones. The love he left us will be locked in our grieving hearts. We will find comfort and peace in the fact that he is with the Lord and one day we will be reunited.
Murry was preceded in death by his parents and his father and mother-in-law. Left to cherish his memories are wife Lucille, sister Wilda McDaniel and husband Calvin of Ankeny, several nephews and nieces as well as other relatives and a multitude of many friends and loved ones. Along with his church family from the First Baptist Church of Chariton, where he was an active member.