Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

September 20, 2013

Melvin Funk

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. — Melvin Funk, 94, formerly of Goshen and Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 25.

He was born in Montana in 1919 and lived in China from the ages of 2 to 7. He served four years in Civilian Public Service in World War II then earned a bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in Kansas in 1946.

He met his wife of 65 years, Frances Beckenbach, in voluntary service.

Melvin attended Mennonite seminary and led churches in Illinois where his four children were born. He earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Illinois.

In 1962, Melvin moved to Elkhart, Ind. to work at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center for more than 25 years. He was active in his church and loved to sail. He and Frances moved to Goshen, Ind. in 2000 and to Massachusetts in 2009.

Melvin is survived by his children and grandchildren, Beth, Gabriel and Alisa Funk of Anchorage, Alaska, John Funk of Portland, Ore., Debby Funk of Aurora, Colo., and David, Aaron and Lydia Funk of Belchertown.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances, and three brothers, Carl, Reuben and Walter.

A memorial service will take place at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please give to MCC, P.O. Box 500, Akron PA 17501-0500 or donate.mcc.org.

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