Norbert J. Funk, 96 New Munich Oct. 1, 1920 - Feb. 14, 2017 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich for Norbert Funk who died Tuesday at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the St. Joseph's Men's Society and the New Munich Lions Club at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Norbert Joseph Funk was born October 1, 1920 in Oak Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to John and Elizabeth (Bloch) Funk. On May 21, 1946 he was united in marriage to Valeria Boecker at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa. The couple moved southwest of New Munich and farmed until their retirement in 1985. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, St. Joseph's Men's Society, and the New Munich Lions Club. Norbert enjoyed bowling, farming, and watching the Minnesota Twins. Survivors include his children, Cecilia Humbert of Melrose, John (Dorothy) Funk of New Munich, Robert (Carolyn) Funk of Birch Lake, Sylvia (Michael) Nelson of Blaine, Allan (Carla) Funk of Eagan, Laura (Gordy) Roy of St. Cloud, and Bruce (Jan) Funk of New Munich; 20 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; brother, George (Rose) Funk of Melrose; and sister-in-law, Beatrice Funk of Melrose. Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Valeria Funk on December 5, 2008; parents; brothers, Anton, Henry, and Ed Funk; and sisters, Anna Funk, Sister Clement Funk, and Barbara Wenker.
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