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March 19, 2013
On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, soldiers such as Kane Funke should always be remembered for their service and sacrifice.
August 13, 2011
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke:
Please accept my remembrance of Kane on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
August 21, 2010
Thank you so much for your service to this country. We are sad for your loss and hope you know that we will never forget you. You served in honor and in grace to protect our great country. May you find peace and comfort. Thank-you so much for my freedom.
August 13, 2010
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke:
Remembering Kane on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
December 04, 2009
Never forgotten...
December 02, 2009
hey bro , i know your up there lookin down on all of us! just wanted to let ya know not a day goes by i dont think of you man ! it was an honor to serve with you ! we all miss you bro! i'll see again someday , we'll toss back some cold ones for sure!
September 11, 2009
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Sincerely and Respectfully,
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Manti, Utah 84642
July 28, 2009
I think about you often, and they are always of the stories Pat told me of you. They are great stories and I thank you for being his friend, his buddy. Kane dog is how he keeps your memory everyday. God Bless your family!
Semper Fi.
March 06, 2009
I never got to meet Kane, but I've heard such great things about him. And as the mother of three Marines, I have grieved along with you. My son Corporal Pat Mounts, was his buddy and could tell you some great things about your baby boy! A photo of Kane with a completely bald head and grenade pins around his neck had a special place on my refridgerator for 4 years until Pat took it home. Pat named his first "child" [ A Husky Dog ] after Kane, so he has his best buddy Kane still with him everyday. These MEN are the best of the best and I thank you for raising an honorable Man as they are hard to come by these days. God Bless You & know he'll never be forgotten even by strangers. Rhoda Mounts
November 26, 2008
Trying to find the right words to leave for such an honorable person like Kane is tough. I'll start with; My name is Stephanie and I went to high school with Kane. It's kinda funny cuz in all honesty we really didn't talk that much when we first met. But even from an outside standpoint you could see it in his eyes that he was destined for greatness. As our senior year went on I got to know him a little better and had the chance to spend some time with him after he returned to Vancouver from training before he left for Iraq. He was always full of such grace and inspiration. Those last few days that we spent together will always be the memory I hold closest to my heart. Lance Cpl. Kane Funke we all love you here and carry you in our hearts everyday. As i sit down with my family tomorrow I want to let your family know not only are you there with them but you are also her with us and you are what I am thankful for. The honor of a browned eyed Marine that I will one day see again...... Your Truly, Stephanie
September 07, 2008
It is difficult to know what to say since I want to express my sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Lance Cpl Funke. Please know that your loved one is not forgotten. I wish everyone impacted by this tragic loss strength and peace. I hope that Lance Cpl Funke knew that there are people in America who respect his great courage in serving as a member of the US military. Although I did not know him, I know that he must have been a very special person to be willing to do something that most Americans will never have to experience and for that we can never say thank you enough.
Thank you Lance Cpl Funke!
Aunt of a Cpl,
August 13, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Kane, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
July 08, 2008
Kane, Thank you for your courage in defending our beautiful country. May God bless your soul and your family that remains here.
June 27, 2008
Kane was my cousin. Kane was very brave going over to Iraq knowing the risks that were involved. Even though it has been almost 4 years, he is still very much missed and loved. We are all very proud of you. Just know that you are never forgotten Kane. We love you and miss you!
May 14, 2008
I have two sons currently serving in the Marines (one is in Iraq now) and one in the Army. My 4th son is leaving for the Navy in September, 2008. My oldest son, Colton Howard new Kane. He has Kane's name, year of birth and death tatooed on a cross on his back. Kane is remembered and well respected by a lot of people here in Vancouver. As a mother, I cannot imagine the grief that Kane's mother is dealing with. Our prayers continue to go up for you.
April 18, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Lance Cpl Funke!
July 27, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life, but I promised Le Ron A. Wilson (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea (NY)
July 11, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Lance Cpl Funke and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
Aunt of a Lance Cpl deploying soon
September 10, 2006
To the family and friends

I have only just begun this journey and may not have known your loved one personally.

I extend to you my deepest condolences. No words will ever express the grief those close to this lost treasure are feeling. I can only say that I can share this grief as I too lost a loved one July 8, 2006. I will continue to pray for the safety of our soldiers and especially the family and friends of our lost hero’s. I only hope the memories will carry us through. I will continue pray that you also will believe and know that our heavenly father will not give us more than we can handle.

As always I read (and cry) through the memorials of our lost hero’s, So many people have already expressed the things I would also say. I am amazed and take comfort that so many people care. I can only thank you for the sacrifice you and especially Kane have made to protect our country. As others have said “I am only an email away.” I would be honored if you so choose to share about this fine hero.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Laura Cameron
(CPL Joseph P Micks KIA 7/8/2006 Ramadi, Iraq)
August 13, 2006
May Lance Cpl. Kane M. Funke, rest in the Mighty Hands of God and know that he is a True American hero, that shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
Praying that God's Loving Grace and Comfort will continue to be with the Funke family.
There will never be enough ways, to humbly thank these Heroes, for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967...

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." ( President Ronald Reagan)

May the memories of your loved one live in your heart always.
November 21, 2005
It makes the whole war and situation more real when you read the stories about people like Lance. I mean, i live in Vancouver, I could have passed by him or seen him before with out even realizing it...God bless the people like him who have the courage to go and fight over in Iraq. My heart goes out to his family, i will be praying for you...
November 16, 2005
I am touched by by his last words to his mother. I deeply respect Kane Funke who lived like 'live everyday as if it where your last'. May God may have mercy on his soul.
September 10, 2005
August 18, 2005
April 20, 2005
5 months on Oscar 1, FOB Hit midnight to 0400. Dont forget your cope and try and stay awake. I remember all our plans. Ill never forget you.
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