The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 9, 2014

Anna E. Rademacher Funk

The Commercial-News

---- — Anna E. Rademacher Funk, 79, of Danville, passed away on March 6, 2014. She was born May 16, 1934, in Royal, the daughter of Harm and Martha Pollman Rademacher. She married Taylor Funk on April 15, 1956, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danville.

She is survived by her husband, Taylor; her daughter, Rhonda Royce; her son, Randall (Jan) Funk; her brother, Edgar (Judy) Rademacher of Rapid City, S.D.; her sister, Esther Hartz of Newport Richie, Fla.; her grandchildren, Mark “Andy” (Erica) Swisher of Seattle, Wash., Timothy Royce of Seattle, Wash., and Stephenie Royce of Bismarck.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Heye Rademacher; and her son-in-law, Eric Royce.

Anna was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danville. She held offices in both the Danville Jay Cees and the Ambucs. Anna was on the board of directors for the First Illinois Credit Union. She was pageant director at the Vermilion County Fair for 18 years. Anna was also a proud member of the Ostfriesland Historic Society. Anna loved to travel with her family, especially her husband Taylor when they traveled extensively throughout Europe. She has been to Germany nine times and on her last trip she had a family reunion where she gathered with 31 of her first cousins. Above all else, Anna loved her family and she will be dearly missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.

A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at noon Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with an hour visitation just prior to the service. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home in Danville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Anna’s name to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Please join the Funk Family in sharing memories, pictures, and videos of Anna’s life on her tribute wall at

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