Oscar Funk Obituary

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Oscar Lynn Funk

July 30, 1923 - July 2, 2014
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Oscar Lynn Funk: was born July 30, 1923 in Orin Junction, Wyoming to Oscar and Mary (Cram) House Funk. He passed away July 2, 2014, surrounded by his children at Memorial Hospital in Yakima. In 1934, during the Dust Bowl, Dad's family left their homestead in Wyoming and moved to Yakima. Dad attended Barge Elementary, Washington Junior High and Yakima High School. Following high school, Dad joined the Civilian Conservation Corps building many of the trails and campsites surrounding the old Naches Ranger station and at Goldendale. Dad met Velma Schrader, his loving wife of 71 years, when his sister married mom's brother. Dad and...
Oscar Lynn Funk: was born July 30, 1923 in Orin Junction, Wyoming to Oscar and Mary (Cram) House
Funk. He passed away July 2, 2014, surrounded by his children at Memorial Hospital in Yakima.

In 1934, during the Dust Bowl, Dad's family left their homestead in Wyoming and moved to Yakima.
Dad attended Barge Elementary, Washington Junior High and Yakima High School. Following high
school, Dad joined the Civilian Conservation Corps building many of the trails and campsites
surrounding the old Naches Ranger station and at Goldendale.

Dad met Velma Schrader, his loving wife of 71 years, when his sister married mom's brother. Dad and
Mom were married several years later on October 31, 1941, in Yakima. Dad served in the U.S. Navy
Medical Corps during WWII stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and on Gaum. After the war he
returned to Yakima where he and Mom raised their children.

During this time Dad became a journeyman in the building trades as a plasterer and later as a carpenter.
From 1965 to 1975 Oscar and Velma operated Oscar's Drive-in at the comer of 16th and Lincoln
Avenues. They worked many long hours and made many lasting friendships.

While the kids were attending Garfield Elementary, Mom and Dad became involved in the P. T.A.
receiving the Golden Acorn Award for their years of service.

Throughout his life Dad enjoyed fishing, metal detecting, watching car races, reading, and Mariner
games on TV. He had fond memories of family camping trips to the mountains and along the Columbia
River. In retirement Dad and Mom enjoyed traveling the country visiting relatives, sightseeing and
playing the slots in Reno. Dad was a loving husband father, grandpa and friend. We hold him dear to
our hearts.

Dad is survived by his children Gene (Carol) of Walla Walla, WA, Sandy (Wayne) of Yakima, and
Chuck (Judee) of Pacific Beach, WA, eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 3 great great
grandchildren, brother in-law and sister-in-law Les and Clara Schrader, and numerous nieces
and nephews.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, wife Velma, brother Loyd House, and sisters Ada Cooper
and Helen Larson.

Our family would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. Christopher Clark, Dr. Hamilton Licht, the staff at
Willow Springs Care and Rehabilitation, the staff at Memorial Hospital, and especially the caregivers
and other staff at Englewood Heights Retirement Village for their loving care of Dad.

There will be a private family internment and remembrance of life.

Arrangements are in the care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home.

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