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Robert Funk

March 9, 1941 — December 4, 2020

New Columbia

NEW COLUMBIA - Robert H. Funk, 79, died Friday, December 4, 2020 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born on March 9, 1941 in E. Chilisquaque Twp. and was the son of the late Paul J. and Mary A. (Aikey) Funk.

On December 22, 1957 Robert married the former Dora J. Hauck, who survives, by Reverend Bottinger of West Milton.

He attended the Milton Area Schools in White Deer, New Columbia and Milton.  Robert worked at Watsontown Brick Co., PA House, Lewisburg, Jasper wood, Watsontown, ACF Industries, Milton, Ceco and New Columbia Joist and retired in 2003 after 35 years.

Robert was a member of Buffalo Valley Motorcycle Club, Lewisburg.  He and Dora joined the club in 1965.  He was the president for 45 years.  He loved riding his Harley Davidson with Dora.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, gardening, yard work, watching his nephew racing at the Selinsgrove Speedway.  He also enjoyed traveling and following around the Bob and Dean McNett Country Band.  Robert especially loved country music.

In addition to his beloved wife Dora, Robert is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law; Annette J. Rager of Mifflinburg, Robin E. and Donald Whitaker of Mt. Pleasant Mills and Wendy K. Funk and her companion Larry Snyder of Watsontown, six grandchildren; Terry (Tiffany) Rager, Jr., Heidi (Roger) Miller, Rebecca Peters, Kira Whitaker and Johnny Shultz, III., eight great grandchildren; Craig Funk, Jr., Terry Rager, III, Dominic Rager, Ryan Miller, Brett Bickhart, Aaron Peters, Harley Peters and Noah Rathfon, two great great grandchildren; Bentley and Emma Funk and one sister; Rosemary Mertz of Watsontown.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by one grandson; Craig R. Funk, Sr.., one son-in-law Terry Rager, Sr. two brothers; James P. and Charlie E. Funk and two sisters; Bonnie L. Funk and Ethel Aikey.

A graveside service for Robert will be held at 2:00P.M., Tuesday, December 15, 2020 in Forest Hills Cemetery with his longtime friend Pastor Shawn McNett officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton.  The service can be viewed online at 2:00 p.m. at the Dale Ranck’s Facebook page or at

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Cemetery


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