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Robert H. Funston

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Robert H. Funston

East Wenatchee, WA

Robert Howard Funston, 90, of East Wenatchee, WA, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. He was born in Iola, KS on April 8, 1924, to Herbert and Susan Funston. He worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. Upon his honorable discharge in the winter of 1946, he returned to the family farm in Iola, KS. It was there he married Helen Wolf on April 12, 1948. He began his career as an Ironworker in Wenatchee in 1954, and retired after 30 years. He spent every day from dawn until dusk “outdoors”. He enjoyed raising farm animals of any kind. He took great pride in caring for his own hay, as well as others. He was very particular in how he cut, turned, bailed and stacked his hay. He was a very patient and kind man and will be sorely missed by many.

Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert Jr.; his parents; and siblings Merle, Wilma, Marian and Evelyn. Survivors include his wife, Helen Funston; children, Judy Cutright, Shirley Funston, and Diane Funston; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to Hospice of Wenatchee and Dr. Patrick Lynch for the wonderful care they provided to Robert.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Evergreen Memorial Park in East Wenatchee. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall, 208 N. Wenatchee Avenue, in Wenatchee. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.

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