James Daniel Funk

January 1, 1932 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 88)


James "Jim" Daniel Funk

January 1, 1932 - January 3, 2020

The family of James (Jim) Funk has been changed with his passing on January 3, 2020.   

Jim was born in Waldheim, SK in his family home on January 1, 1932.  He left home at the age of 15 to seek adventures that would satisfy his love of the outdoors.  He spent most of his working life working with animals, in pastures, and helping out local farmers.  Jim was very much a family man.  He met his wife, Elsie Letkeman in 1952.  They were married July 13, 1954, and raised 5 children.  Jim is predeceased by his wife, Elsie Funk, parents, Lena and Henry Funk, infant daughter, Katherine Funk, son, Wesley Funk, sister, Grace Uhl and her husband, Reinhold Uhl, brothers, Howard and, Harold Funk, parents-in-law Henry and Agnetha Letkeman.  sister/brother-in-law, Doreen and Edward Smith, brother/sister-in-law, Leonard and Peggy Letkeman, and brother-in-law, Douglas Bundy. 

He is survived by, and will be lovingly remembered by his children, Bradley Funk, Leila (Finlay) Currie, Bernie (Val Plummer) Funk, and Delores Funk, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, sisters, Ruth Jalbert, Dorothy Benard, Josephine (Don) Bogner, Trudy (Marvin) Bauer, Sam (Pat) Funk, Gladys Ruedger, as well as many friends that he has met on his trails.    

Jim took pride in his work at many jobs as well as his many creative hobbies.  He loved all things of nature, like wildflowers, birds, horses, the fresh spring green of aspen trees, and above all, he found great joy in his children and grandchildren.

Jim will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed. 

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the medical staff and care teams at St Paul’s Hospital, as well as in the Saskatoon Cancer clinic. 

Dad had a deep faith, and a great love of his church.  In lieu of flowers, we invite donations to be sent to The Hafford Mennonite Brethren Church.

We welcome all who wish to attend, to a celebration of his life January 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Shell Lake Lion’s Hall. Following the service, all are invited to gather for lunch, catered by A.M Bistro in Hafford, to share stories and refreshments.  Of course, no celebration of Jim would be complete without ice cream! 

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are invited to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau "Lac" Funeral Home, Fred Pomrenk, Director, Shellbrook (306-747-2828).

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Daniel Funk, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Service
January 8, 2020

1:00 PM
Shell Lake Lion's Hall
Gen Del
Shell Lake, Saskatchewan S0J 1N0

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