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Fred C. Funke, Jr.

January 4, 1933 March 12, 2020
Fred C.  Funke, Jr.
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Obituary for Fred C. Funke, Jr.

Fred C. Funke, Jr. died peacefully March 12, 2020. He was 87 years old. Fred was born January 4, 1933, in Detroit to Elizabeth (nee Burke) and Fred Funke, Sr.

A native of Detroit, Fred attended Assumption Grade School and High School in Windsor, Ontario. Following high school, he worked on a Great Lakes freighter for two years. He was then drafted into the United States Army during The Korean War, followed by service in the United States Merchant Marine. Professionally, Fred became the Midwest Manager of Hapag-Lloyd maritime shipping company, where he served for over 20 years. Fred was active in the American Legion and Boy Scouts of America and was also past president of the International Propeller Club’s Detroit Chapter.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Alice, his sons, Fred (Michelle) Funke III and Kevin (Carrie) Funke, and grandchildren, Alyssa, Joseph, Clara, and Fiona.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road, Clawson, Wednesday, March 18th, 4-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon, Birmingham, Thursday, March 19th, 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Memorials appreciated to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

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