Saturday, August 27, 2016

2LT Robert Allen Funk

2LT Robert Allen Funk was born 7 Oct 1919 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Floyd Jack and Ethel Fairrell (Ingram) Funk.  His father was a drayman, gardener, and truck driver.  In 1940, Robert was working in the lumber industry and reported a 1939 income of $720. 

Robert enlisted in March 1942 at Fort Crook, Nebraska.  He had graduated high school.  After attending officer training, Robert went to England and was apparently assigned to I Company 116th Infantry prior to the D-Day landing.  2LT Funk was killed in action on 27 Aug 1944. 

2LT Funk was repatriated in 1948 and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah, Iowa.

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