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Arlene H. Funk

Arlene H. Funk, 97, of Neopit, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015, in Neopit. Born on June 24, 1918, in Keshena, she was the daughter of the late Fred K. and Rhoda (Oshkosh) House.

Arlene was united in marriage to George L. Funk on Dec. 10, 1937, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. She worked as a dispatcher during World War II, as a census worker on the Menominee Indian Reservation in the 1950s, was the former postmaster in Neopit, worked on the Menominee Election Commission and as an administrative worker at Menominee Tribal Enterprises. Arlene was an artist and enjoyed oil painting. She used these skills in creating crafts and was a talented seamstress, beader, quilter, knitter and crocheter. Arlene also enjoyed making soap and wine, and fly tying. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where she was involved with the church council and the Women’s Guild.

Arlene is survived by her daughter, Regina H. “Jean” Funk, of Neopit; her grandchildren, Mark (Jeanette) Funk, of Germany, Jay Herde, of Green Bay, Darren Herde, of Sussex, Reginald (Leah) Herde, of Austin, Texas, Carole (Layne) Hanson-Holt, of Appleton, and Alexander Herde, of Green Bay; 12 great-grandchildren, Marc Funk, Martina Stohr, Michael Funk, Marissa Funk, Harper Herde, Thomas Herde, Keshena Hanson, Jordanne Holt, Jaxson Holt, Maysun Herde, Brick Herde and Stryker Herde. She is further survived by her brothers and sister, Reginald House, of Indiana, Roger House, of Salem, and Natalie (Dean) Meyers, of California; as well as her former foster son, Darrel (Rita) O’Katchicum, of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George; two sons, Forrest and Joseph; her parents; and 12 siblings, including Yvette Peters, Jeanette Frechette, Fern Grant, Richanda House, Geraldine House and Weston “Buddy” House.

A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, July 18, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. David McElroy, O. Praem, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com