Peter Funk

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Peter Stanley Funk
April 22, 1928 - November 8, 2013
On November 8, 2013, Peter Stanley Funk, Age 85, Nampa, Idaho left this world to go to heaven and see Jesus. Born on April 22, 1928 in Chinook, Montana to David J. Funk and Elizabeth Peters Funk in a home birth. Stanley was the first of 6 children. He had many aunts, uncles and cousins. He lived his growing up years in the area surrounding Chinook, Montana. Joined the Army in July of 1946; where he was sent to Japan as part of the occupational forces where he remained until December 1947. He came back to Chinook; and went to school in Havre, Montana and worked various jobs until the Korean War started, at which time he rejoined the army in 1950. The day before he was to be shipped to Korea; he received orders to go to Alaska; where he served until 1953 when he was discharged.
Stanley was married to Doris Hartman Funk on March 12, 1954. Stanley and Doris went to the same high school; and didn't really like each other. But after coming back from serving in the Korean War in 1953, he noticed Doris Hartman, who had just come back from working in Iowa. They had their first date on Halloween 1953; got engaged around Doris's birthday several weeks later and were married the following March; which also happened to be Doris' parents 25th Anniversary. Stan and Doris had five children; around 1959; Stanley felt called to be a preacher; and so the journey to come to Nampa, Idaho; to attend Northwest Nazarene College. Stanley and Doris moved to Nampa in 1960 with three children in to married housing called Vetville. This is where they lived until 1966; when Stanley graduated from NNC with a BA in Religion studies. During this time they met many people that are still great friends. Stanley got his first church in Worland WY. During this time; Stanley worked many part-time jobs. One of which was teaching science at the Boys Institute outside of Worland. The family lived in Worland until 1971; when they then moved to Santa Cruz, CA so Stanley could manage the Nazarene District campground called Beulah Park. In 1975; the family moved back to Worland, where Stanley worked on the Jake Scheuerman ranch south of town. Stanley and Doris moved to Nampa in 1989; where for several summers Stanley managed Victory Cove. Stanley was hired by NNC to be on the grounds crew in 1990; where he became the expert on the sprinkler system on campus. Stanley worked there until 2007; when he retired. Stanley enjoyed being a prayer partner in his Sunday school class, the Whosoever class. He was paired with many 1st and 2nd graders; and kept their photos in his Bible; when he was given a new partner; he moved the photo of the previous child into an album where he continued to pray for them. The album also held photos of all the missionaries that he came in contact with.
Stanley is survived by his wife, Doris, Nampa, ID; son, David Funk, Cypress, TX; daughter, Mary Funk Enes, Concord, MA; daughter, Veda Funk, Nampa, II; son, Douglas Funk, Salt Lake City, UT; son, Paul Funk (wife Vicki Myers Funk) Nampa, ID; grandchildren, Scott (Liz) Funk, CA, Melissa (Jonathan) Funk Zung, CA, Bryan(Tiffny) Funk, CA, Charlie (Meg), WA, Kendall Funk, TX, Heidi Funk, TX, Joshua Enes, MA, Aaron(Dorina), MA, Jordain Funk O'Neill, ID, Rachael Funk O'Neill, NY, Cody Funk O'Neill, GA; great-grandchildren, Scottie Funk, Andrew Funk, Sidney Zung, Olivia Zung, Kevin Funk, Kaileigh Funk, Karleigh Funk, Carson Enes, Oliver Enes, sister, Laura Funk Adams, Idaho Falls, ID; brother, Harvey Funk (wife Marla) Omaha, NE. Predeceased by his parents; and siblings, Elna Merritt, Helen Vold, and Gerry Funk; and numerous other relatives.
A small memorial service was held at College Church of the Nazarene in Nampa ID on November 12, 2013. Family and friends gathered to share memories and the life of Stanley. At a later date a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Boise ID; where there will be an interment of his ashes.
The family would like to thank Dr. Walker from the VA Specialty Clinic; all the nurses and clerks at the front desk that took care of Stanley for many years; Treasure Valley Hospice for care given to Stanley the last week of his life; Trinity Mission Holly for the care given to Stanley the last couple of days of his life.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 14, 2013
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