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Clarence Funk service Tuesday, May 28

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Clarence Joseph Funk, age 61, of Chesterton, Ind., formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the University of Chicago Hospital.

He was born August 21, 1951 in Hammond, Ind., to Chester Funk and Helen Supergan Funk.

On May 25, 1985, Clarence married Nancy Jo Hetzel.

He is survived by wife, Nancy Jo (Hetzel) Funk; children, Christopher Funk (Fiance Lindsey Andershock), Kevin Funk and Brittany Funk all of Chesterton, IN; brothers, Ron (Theresa) Funk of Midloathian, Ill., and Len (Karen Krantz) Funk of Dyer, Ind.; sister, Fran (Joe) Lund of Des Plaines, Ill.; beloved pets; dog, Meme and cat, Doodles.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Clarence was a loving husband, father, and friend to many. He retired from U.S. Steel in management after 35 years. He was currently working for Tube City. He was influential in the East Side Little League, coaching boy’s baseball and girl’s softball. He was a fireworks fanatic, an avid sports fan, a wonderful chef and a true Chicagoan at heart.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, Ind., 46304.

Visitation will be held directly at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations may be made to the University of Chicago Hospital or Gift of Hope.

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Posted 5/24/2013