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Helen Jean Funke, age 86 of Mankato, died on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Mankato, with Rev. Gary Wong officiating. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is handling arrangements.
Visitation will be on Saturday morning from 9:30 A.M. until the hour of services at the church.
Helen was born on January 7, 1931 to Herman and Amanda (Wieseke) Funke in Mankato, MN. For many years she was employed by Mankato Box Company until her retirement in 1981. Helen also did housekeeping part time. She was a longtime member of St. Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Mankato. Helen loved her dogs, cooking, flowers, and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her sister, Verona Oachs of North Mankato; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, Herbert Funke, Bernard Funke, Wilbert Funke and Ruben Funke.
Published on August 22, 2017
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