Funk, Paul

Paul E. Funk, 70, of Clayton, Mich., died Jan. 3, 2009, at Bixby Medical Center. 

He was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Fairfield Township, Mich., to Noah T. and Rosezella (Tuttle) Funk. He married Diana Stites on March 25, 1983, and she survives.

Paul served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He had been employed by General Motors and was also a part-time farmer. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and was a member of the Morenci Bible Fellowship Church.

Besides his wife, Paul is survived by three daughters, Victoria (and John) Wollet of Clayton, Tina Ruff of Adrian, Mich., and Anne (and Lamar) Yoder of Lawton, Okla.; a son, Thomas (and Jessica) Ruff of Manitou Beach, Mich.; a granddaughter, Cherie Funk of Hudson, Mich.; two brothers, Carl Funk of Hanover, Mich., and Noah Funk of Seminole, Fla.; two sisters, Ruth Rickard and Jennifer Funk, both of Adrian; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ronald Funk; a granddaughter Karene; and a great-great- grandson Gabriel.

Funeral services are scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian, with Pastors Jim Yatzek, Dave Sharp, and Noah J. Funk officiating. Burial will follow in Canandaigua Cemetery with full military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to a charity of the donor’s choice.