Verna Funke


Verna Manson Carpenter Funke, 92, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, following a long illness. Private family graveside services were at Taylorville cemetery, Arlington.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila (Glenn) Belden, Marengo; three grandchildren, Vicki (Lee) Koenig, Daniel (Dar) Belden, Marengo; Curtis (Dawn) Belden, Cedar Rapids; 10 great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren as well as a favorite niece, Beatrice Johansen, Aplington; a great-niece, Pam, Guttenberg, plus many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, “Dutch Carpenter and Leonard Funke; two brothers, Bob and Albert Manson; sister, Beula Shaw; granddaughter, Julie Belden; and nephew, Vernon “JR” Shaw.

Condolences may be sent to 201 West Pine St., Marengo, IA 52301

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