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Alma M. Funk

December 4, 1924 July 21, 2018
Alma M. Funk
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Obituary for Alma M. Funk

Alma M. Funk, of Hills, formerly of Iowa City, passed away July 21, 2018 at Atrium Village in Hills, Iowa.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. A parish wake service and rosary will begin at 6:30 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will begin Thursday at 10:30 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hills. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph Church.

Alma was born December 4, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Dvorsky) Novotny. She was raised on a farm near Solon and graduated from Solon High School. Alma graduated from Paris Academy in Cedar Rapids and worked as a beautician at the Roosevelt Hotel Salon. She married Richard “Dick” Funk September 18, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cedar Rapids. After raising her children Alma was a crossing guard for over 21 years at Park Rd. and Lee St. for Lincoln Elementary School. In addition, Alma enjoyed being an Avon representative for many years. She was a lifelong member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters and attended St. Thomas More Catholic Church before joining St. Joseph Church in Hills. Alma was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed knitting in her free time. She enjoyed time outdoors with summer camping trips.

Alma is survived by her children, Barbara Douglass of Columbia, MO, Mary Lou Funk of Lone Tree, Jan Saslaw of Rockville, MD, Tom Funk (Marilyn Darland) of Hills, IA, and Jo Ann Turner of Rockville, MD; a brother, Ray Novotny of Center Point, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Chandler Douglass and Cody Douglass of Columbia, MO, Chris Finley of Lone Tree, Jacki (Derek) Komp of Center Point, Sakkara Turner and Amenta Turner of Rockville, MD and Mae Saslaw of Portland, OR; one great-grandchild, Warren Komp; and several nieces and nephews.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Agnes Novtony; husband, Richard; sister, Irene Shima; and son-in-law, Bob Finley.

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4:00 PM 7/25/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A parish wake service and rosary will begin at 6:30 PM.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Catholic Church

107 West 6th Street
West Liberty, IA 52776

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