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Former Hillsboro resident Robert L. Funk, 87, died Thursday at Asbury Park, Newton.

Services were to be this morning at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton, with burial at 2 p.m. at Haven of Rest Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Petersen Funeral Home, Newton, is in charge.

Born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk, he graduated from Hillsboro High School, served as a pharmacist’s mate i

n the Navy during World War II, played football for Bethel College for a year, and in 1953 graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in architecture and moved to Newton.

He retired as a plant manager at Beech Aircraft and owned a residential and commercial construction services company.

He married Phyllis Hanneman in 1950. She died in 2008. A brother, Rolf, and a sister, Rosana, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, Jon of Manhattan, Mike of Houston, and Lyle of Huber Heights, Ohio; four grandchildren; and one great- grandson.

Memorials have been established with the church, 1200 Boyd Av, Newton KS 67114; Asbury Park, 200 SW 14th St, Newton KS 67114; and the Vince Garcia Fund.

Last modified July 31, 2014