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Janice Caroline (née Huff) Funk died Monday, March 17, 2014, in Kingsford, Mich. She was 88.

Mrs. Funk was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Crandon, the daughter of James C. and Beulah (née Brigham) Huff.

She graduated both early and at the top of her class (seven students) from Elvoy School.

After graduation, she traveled to Lower Michigan to help with the war effort of the 1940s.

Mrs. Funk met her husband, Chet, in Flint, Mich., while working in the Chrysler plant, which produced needed defense items.

After several years, the couple moved to Alvin where they purchased the local grocery store and gas station.

Funk’s Market grew in popularity and provisions by expanding to guns, bait and soda pop.

The Funks ran the store for 22 years without interruption. During this time Mrs. Funk served on the Elvoy School Board.

After selling the business in 1968, the Funks built a house on Catfish Lake in Eagle River, where they continued to raise their daughters.

In 1971, her husband became disabled due to a work injury, so Mrs. Huff enrolled in nursing school in Escanaba, Mich., earning her LPN license.

She then worked for 20 years at the Eagle River Nursing Home. After retiring she did lots of babysitting for grandchildren.

Family and friends will have a memorial ceremony in the spring after her burial at Alvin Lakeview Cemetery.

To attend, contact Jane Funk: 7912 1st St., Alvin, WI 54542, or call (715) 545-2256.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:28 PM

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