Henry Dean Funkner
Henry Funkner was born in Kremmling, Colorado, on March 24, 1953, to Gus and Dorothy Funkner. He graduated from West Grand High School in Kremmling.
He lost his father at a young age, so he often worked at Jerry’s Cafe with his mother. He worked for Alex Jameson at the Chevrolet Garage in Kremmling until 1977. He then drove a log truck in Arkansas for his brother-in-law for half a year.
After moving back to Kremmling, Henry went to work for Herman and Gertrude Funkner at the Ford Garage. He would later work for Fred Garret at the Ford Garage in Granby as well. He worked on the heavy equipment for Louisiana Pacific until they closed their plant in Kremmling.
Henry then went to work for D.H. Blattner on the Wolford Mountain Reservoir project. He worked for this company in Nebraska, Iowa, New Mexico and Nevada. The cement mixer at L.G. Everist was his next learning experience. At the time of his death, he was working for Spur Associates out of Kremmling.
Henry married Carolyn Williams on June 15, 1975. His son Scott was born on June 15, 1977. Henry and Carolyn were preparing to celebrate 34 years of marriage this month.
Henry enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, photography, restoring older model cars, wood working, cooking and almost anything to do with the outdoors.
Henry was a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the North American Hunting Club. He was also a member of the Mule Deer Foundation.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his son Scott and wife Salena of Mountain View, Mo., his sister Katherine Funkner of Highland Heights, Ohio, mother-in-law Ethel Williams of Mountain View, and granddaughters Makaya Funkner and ShayLee Schultz. Henry is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to:
The Mule Deer Foundation
c/o Scott Hampel
12425 Troy Street
Henderson, CO 80640
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