Service Date March 22, 2019
Funeral Services honoring MaryAnn’s life will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 7400 39th Avenue. Private interment will take place in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Paris, WI.
MaryAnn Funk, age 87, a loving wife for 39 years, a devoted mother of four, a grandmother of eight, and a great-grandmother of fourteen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at The Addison of Pleasant Prairie.
Born in Hays, Kansas on October 1, 1931, she was the oldest child of Rose and Clement Urban. MaryAnn was educated in Hutchinson, Kansas and moved to Colorado, where in 1951, she married Louis H. Funk. One of their first dates, to her mother’s utter delight, was a Sunday Mass.
They moved to the family farm in Paris, WI and had four children: Janice, Joseph, Jill, and Jackie.
MaryAnn worked at a hospital and on the farm; baked delectable apple pies; traveled to Palm Springs, Hawaii and Florida; and played pinochle and golf with a passion. When she was 62, she hit a hole-in-one.
When she lost her favorite travel partner, Louie, in 1990, she kept taking trips with friends and family, touring China, Germany, Florida and Alaska. She also loved to watch her beloved White Sox play baseball.
She is survived by her three oldest children, Janice (Bruce) Bosman of Kenosha, Joseph (Dianne) Funk of Union Grove and Jill Oscarson of Pleasant Prairie; all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim and Jerry Urban; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Turner.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; their youngest daughter, Jackie; nine sisters and brother; and her son-in-law, Richard Oscarson.
The family offers their deepest gratitude to the staff at The Addison; especially to Annie for her kindness and compassion.