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Leonard Funfsinn

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 10:35 a.m. CDT

MENDOTA — Leonard W. Funfsinn, 74, of Mendota died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born July 21, 1939, in Mendota to Joseph F. and Margaret (Yost) Funfsinn. He married Katherine Heinzeroth on June 15, 1963, in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Peterstown.

A 1957 graduate of Mendota High School, he was a substitute mail carrier for many years and was a bus driver for Mendota schools from 1960 to 2010, retiring after 50 years. He was employed by Nauman Auctioneering and later by Becker Auctioneering. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing cards of any kind.

He was a member of Holy Cross Church, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Mendota chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Elks Lodge 1212, where he was active in bowling leagues. He served with the U.S. Army. He farmed his entire life in Troy Grove Township.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; two daughters, Tina (Carl) Kittilson of Mendota and Beth Dewey of Sterling; five grandchildren, Curtis and Jolene Kittilson, Rachel Tate, and Patrick and Zachary Dewey; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geraldine (Clifford) Sondgeroth of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Leo.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, in Holy Cross Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Tom Otto officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Peterstown, with military rites by VFW Post 4079.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

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