Dee-Dee Funk

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Denice “Dee-Dee” Funk, nee Loesche, 62, of St. Libory, IL, born December 20, 1957, in Belleville, IL, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020.

DeeDee worked an estimator for Taylor Roofing, Belleville, IL. Her hobbies included having an exceptional green thumb around their beautiful home, enjoying time playing euchre, and successfully competing in chili cook-off’s over the years.

DeeDee’s passion for travel and adventure led Poncho and their family on many vacations, which led to special friendships with people all over the world, including Tahiti (MoMo Ratz) and family friends from France, Philippe and Genevieve Gerzaguet.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chip and Edna, nee Schneider, Loesche; and her father-in-law “Buddy” Funk.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Verlan “Poncho” Funk; two sons, Tom Funk and David (Tracy) Funk; a daughter, Marie Funk (Caleb); two grandsons, Charlie and Fitz David; two brothers, Charles (Deanna) Loesche, and Stewart (Lee) Loesche; her mother-in-law, Virginia Funk; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Patty) Funk; two sisters-in-law, Karla (Ron) Emig, and Karen Nash; nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet, Ruby.

Memorials may be made to the Schneider Cemetery Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  A private visitation will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Athens, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: A private memorial service will be held Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Athens, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Burial will be at Schneider Cemetery, Lenzburg, IL.

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34 Comments on Dee-Dee Funk

Terry and Dennis Griesbaum said : Guest Report Nov 25, 2020 at 10:09 AM

Poncho and family, We are so sorry to hear about DeeDee’s passing! Our deepest sympathies to you and family. Sending hugs and prayers your way🙏🙏🙏

  • Trenton
  • Illinois
Sheryl (Greenie) Miller said : Guest Report Nov 25, 2020 at 9:38 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Not only is it your loss, but the world was a better place with Dee Dee in it. I can still hear her laugh. She will be greatly missed & was a wonderful person who did not meet a stranger. Poncho, you & your family are in my prayers.

  • SPARTA
  • IL
Helene Koch Roehrkasse said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 7:09 PM

Charlie, Stew, Poncho and families, I was so sorry to hear of Dee Dee’s passing. I have fond memories of playing with you boys when our parents, Wiff & Rosemary, were running around. I didn’t realize your mom had passed. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

  • Red Bud
  • IL 62278
Reda Jones Guebert said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 3:04 PM

My sympathy to your family. It has been years since I have seen DeeDee but I know the family and she will be missed.

  • Red Bud
  • Il
Reda Jones Guebert said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 3:04 PM

My sympathy to your family. It has been years since I have seen DeeDee but I know the family and she will be missed.

  • Red Bud
  • Il
Mike Deters said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Dear Poncho, Charlie & Stew; Just a note to say how much Jan & I appreciated the wonderful times and your friendship. May God Bless You & Family. Mike & Jan Deters

  • St. Peters
  • Missouri
Wayne & Christie Scher said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 8:56 AM

Deepest sympathy extended to Poncho , Charlie & Stu . What wonderful times at the clubhouse. I can still see her smiling , full of life . So very sorry to all of you . Wayne & Christie Scher

  • Belleville
  • Il
Milton and JoAnn vosse said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2020 at 6:26 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss - our sympathies go out to your entire family.♥️

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Debi Roeder said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Poncho, Charlie and Stu... sending my condolences to you and all the family. I can't imagine a world without Dee Dee. My memories of her are full of fun and laughter. Although our lives went on different paths, my fondest life memories always included her company. From our softball team at Sweet Lucy's, to all the 20 some "GIRLS" float trips. Please celebrate her life as I believe this is what she would have wanted. Dee Dee was never far from my mind or memories as these were some of the best in my life. So sorry for your loss.

  • New Athens
  • IL
Ken and Peggy Kruse said : Guest Report Nov 18, 2020 at 1:29 AM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Kevin & Cindy Schilling said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2020 at 7:45 PM

Verlan & family, Kevin & I are so very sorry to hear about Dee Dee. Stu & Charlie we send our prayers & thoughts to all the family. Dee Dee will always be remembered for her joyful spirit. God comfort you all.

  • Brisbane
  • Queensland Australia
Bill Keck said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2020 at 7:41 PM

Poncho my sympathy to you and your family. It's been years since I saw Dee Dee, but I remember all the fun we had back in the Mascoutah Herald days. She will be missed.

  • MASCOUTAH
  • IL
Jim Walter said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2020 at 7:22 PM

Poncho my sympathy to your family

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Mary & Jerry Vielweber said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 10:13 PM

Poncho and family, We are so very sorry to hear about Dee Dee. We hope you and Dee Dee's loved ones find comfort and peace in the coming days.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Nathan & Danette Short & Family said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 8:43 PM

Prayers, hugs, and all our love to you, Uncle Poncho and dear cousins. Our deepest condolences to each of you. Such sad sad news.

  • Harlingen
  • TX
Corina Moore said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 1:39 PM

We are so, so sorry about losing such a fantastic person! She will definitely be missed!!

  • Saint Louis
  • MISSOURI
Julia Yank said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Dee Dee was a wonderful woman and a valued member of our Taylor Roofing family. We are all deeply saddened for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Lynn Welch said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2020 at 12:30 AM

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Dee Dee. I will always remember her as a great friend in High School, so much life and laughter. We remained friends on FB and shared our lives and losses together. May God wrap his arms around all of you for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Scott and Dottie Huwer said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Poncho and all of Dee Dee's family- at this time of great loss we offer our sincere sympathy. Scott and Dottie

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Dave & Doris Waeltz said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 7:03 PM

Poncho and family, please accept our sincere sympathies for your loss. May your happy memories sustain you in the weeks and months to come.

  • Mascoutah
  • Il
Tom & Julie Stein said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 4:05 PM

Poncho, our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Okawville
  • Il
Amy Bouvet said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 1:45 PM

My deepest sympathy to Dee Dee's entire family!! Her joy in life was contagious and her presence always a fun experience . She will be missed by many

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Paul Baer said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Poncho, sad to hear of your loss. Hang in there my friend. Paul

  • Summerfield
  • Il
Roger A Jenkins said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM

deepest sympathies to the families...that infectious laughter will be missed by many

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Robin said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 10:04 AM

Poncho and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. . .

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kathy Lynn (Yarber) said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 9:22 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dee Dee was full of life and laughter. We were cheerleaders together in high school. She will be missed. 😢

  • Swansea
  • IL
Jim and Cindy Grau said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 6:09 AM

We are so sorry for your families loss. We are sending our prayers to all.

  • Fayetteville
  • Illinois
Jay & Linda Krieg said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2020 at 2:34 AM

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the family and friends. Dee Dee carried laughter that was contagious. She will be missed by many.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
June Grab Benedick said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 6:58 PM

I remember DeeDee from riding the bus to school. My sympathy to family and friends.

  • Swansea
  • State
Mark Averbeck said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 6:22 PM

Sad to hear the loss of a friend of highschool and after. She was always full of smiles and laughter had a way to live up the people around her.

  • Hoyleton
  • Illinois
Peggy Whitlow said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 5:35 PM

Virginia, Poncho and family we are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our collective sympathies: Bonnie Funk Nesbit, Jewel Funk Baker, Arnie Funk, Mary Funk Finney and myself, Peggy Funk Whitlow.

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Phill and Lesia Zipfel said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Poncho and all of Dee Dee’s many loved ones - our sincere sympathies. This is very sad. We have so many fond memories back to high school and young adulthood. She loved life and lived it like she meant it! May your memories of her love in your life bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Gene Isbell said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Shakespeare said, "I am wealthy in my friends. An old Greek proverb says, "Friends have all things in common." Dee Dee was my friend. And even though I had not seen her in soooooo long, we had much in common. I remain wealthy because she was my friend. Pancho and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and joy as you ponder Dee Dee's memory.

  • Venice
  • FL
Tom Hill said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2020 at 11:41 AM

Lost a dear lifelong friend.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois

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