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John Funtik

Posted August 20, 2013 in Obituaries, Greene County

April 30, 1920 – August 19, 2013

John Funtik

John Funtik

John Funtik, age 93, of Manning and formerly of Florida, died Monday evening at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Funeral services will be Monday, August 26 at 11 AM at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in Orange City, Florida, with interment to follow at Deltona Memorial Gardens in Deltona. Visitation is 6 PM to 8 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in Orange City and one hour prior to services on Monday. The Johnson & Woodhouse Funeral Home in Manning is handling local arrangements.

John Funtik, son of Paul and Wilma (Blaskovits) Funtik, was born April 30, 1920, at Detroit, Michigan. John attended various schools in Detroit as well as a one-room schoolhouse in rural Brown City, Michigan, where he met his future wife Beulah Lobstein. He was saved in 1938 under the ministry of Dr. John E. Zoller and then baptized in the Detroit River.

During World War II, John served as a corporal in the US Army (3rd Army, 6th Armored Division, 212 Field Artillery Battalion) from October 1941 to October 1945. During the two years he was in Europe, he was in five major battles: Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, Northern France and Central Europe. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal and European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars.

On November 16, 1946, John was united in marriage to Beulah M. Lobstein in Pontiac, Michigan. He worked as a yard conductor for the New York Central Railroad for 20 years. Then he worked for the J.L. Hudson Company as a delivery and freight driver for 27 years.

After living in Detroit for 40 years, he and Beulah moved to Miami, Florida. They lived there until 1995, when they moved to Longwood, Florida. Beulah passed away on November 9, 1996. While living in Longwood, John volunteered over 10 years at the Florida Hospital Diabetes Clinic.

On October 22, 1999, John married Audrey Ann Evans in Deltona, Florida. A year after Audrey’s passing on June 8, 2008, John moved to Manning, Iowa.

John was actively involved in the churches he was a member of, serving as deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendent, and financial secretary. He enjoyed his family, reading, music, travel, camping, gardening, and sports–especially hockey and football.

John is survived by his children: Lynne Funtik of Xenia, Ohio; Margo (Dave) Miller of Gurley, Alabama; Jan (Jon) Wooster of Manning, Iowa; and John (Sheila) Funtik of Hamilton, Ohio; four grandchildren: Jason (Emily) Miller of Wheaton, Illinois; Stacy Miller of Tokyo, Japan; John Funtik III of Cedarville, Ohio; and Kyle Funtik of Hamilton, Ohio; two sisters: Helen (Andy) Lukasiak of Boynton Beach, Florida and Kathy (Don) Brown of Livonia, Michigan; a brother George Funtik of Avon Lake, Ohio; a sister-in-law Dona Funtik of Detroit, Michigan; and by many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Beulah in 1996; his wife Audrey in 2008; a brother Paul Funtik, Jr.; sisters Ann Funtik and Mary Horger; sisters-in-law Carol Funtik and Helen Henn; and a brother-in-law Frank Henn.

Information provided by:
Johnson & Woodhouse Funeral Home
319 Main St.
Manning, Iowa   54155

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