Merle M Funk was born January 28 1926 in Luana, Iowa to Welmer (Wilmer?) Funk and Laura Possehi.   He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII.  After he returned from his military service he married his childhood sweetheart, Darlene DeSotel and they made their home in Monona, IA.   The coupled had three children: Matthew, Mark and Meredith (two sons and a daughter).  In 1964 they moved to Buffalo, WY where they lived for three years and then moved to Ten Sleep, Wyoming where they lived until 1997 when they moved into the Worland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Worland.  Merle passed away on November 25, 2001.  


P.S.  Merle’s wife, Darlene Funk, is buried in the Ten Sleep Cemetery, too, although she spent her remaining years in the Annie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, WY.  She died in 2012.