Former world traveler and proud veteran Mark A. Funk died June 9, 2022, at his home in Helena, MT.
Mark Funk was born on August 19, 1957, in Missoula, MT, to Gerald and Kay Funk.
Mark was a consistently curious thinker all his life and a protective older brother to his siblings as they grew up overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, and North America.
After graduating from Sleepy Hollow High School, Sleepy Hollow, NY, Mark served in the US Navy for 17 years as an Aviation Electronics Technician and Chief Petty Officer. He has always been interested in the creativity and challenges of art and philosophy. He enjoyed carpentry and especially wood carving.
Throughout his life, Mark strongly connected to Montana as his home state. Wolf Creek and his grandparents’ family home were the center of the world to him.
Ten siblings survive Mark; Theresa (Sam) Funk, Seattle, WA; Gabriella (Ababu) Simenehe, Springfield, VA; Melanie (Josh) Friedman, Richmond, VA; Matt (Joom) Funk, Hanover, PA; Holly Funk, Silver Spring, MD; Megan (Kenny) Brisbane, Hermitage, TN; Prize (Marnel) Funk, Ossining, NY; Rebkah (Desmond) Howard, Miami, FL; Robert (Julie) Funk, Helena, MT; Laura Funk, Helena, MT; and stepmother Moffie Funk, Helena, MT, 20 nieces and nephews, and 8 great nieces and nephews
Mark was preceded in death by his mother Kay McCormick, father Gerald Funk, stepmother Meaza Funk and niece, Tamika Huston
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2022, at Retz Funeral Home, 315 E 6th Ave., followed by a burial with Military Honors at Resurrection Cemetery, Helena, MT.