Viola Funk, 86

Viola K. Funk, (nee Hoffman), age 86, of Hartford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, surrounded by the love of her family. 

Viola was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Friess Lake, Wis., to Joseph and Pauline (nee Meyer) Hoffman. 

Viola was the loving mom of her daughter Shirley (Jerry) Beatty, son Dennis Funk, daughter Nancy Brown, son Floyd (Sue) Funk and her son Douglas (Debbie) Funk. 

Viola had a special place in her heart for her 13 grandchildren, Vickie (Joe) Sturdivant, Chris (Deidre) Engler, Tina (Tom) Olson, Cameron Beatty, Todd (Julie) Funk, Jennifer (Steve) Wolters, Carri (Curt) Brewer, Jamie (Brent) Ingraham, Jody Funk, Julie Funk, Justin (Jessica) Funk, Tiffany Funk, and Nathan Funk. She was further survived by many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, relatives and friends. 

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leland "Lee" Funk of 40 years, a daughter Patricia Rulo, and Viola's special friend of 24 years Maurice (Morry) Weber. 

Memorial Services for Viola will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford. Family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Viola requested that memorials be given to the Hartford Rescue Squad or the Hartford 1022 Adult Day Care Center. 

Thank you to those who said prayers, sent cards and flowers while she was in the hospital. 

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. (262) 673-9500.