Kathlena Funk-Anderson

Kathlena Funk-Anderson

Wednesday, December 27th, 1950 Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

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Obituary for Kathlena A. Funk-Anderson

Kathlena Funk-Anderson, born in Dover, Ohio on December 27, 1950, to Mary and Ivan Funk, passed to be with the Lord on October 1, 2019. She was predeceased by father, Ivan Funk and is survived by husband, Gerald Anderson; mother, Mary; daughters, Michelle (Michael) Lewandowski and Kimberly (Richard) Loomis; granddaughters, Sarah Lewandowski, Anna Lewandowski, Eira Loomis, and Genevieve Loomis; a grandson, Dylan Loomis; brother, Wayne and sister, Heidi of Ohio.
Her journey through life took many turns: living next to lake Erie in Huron, Ohio, Mishawaka, Indiana, San Antonio, Texas, Heerleen, Netherlands, and finally settling into Enfield, CT in 1981. Traveling brought her much joy and she was able to visit seven countries throughout Europe and 48 states; getting her feet in the Pacific Ocean being something she spoke of often and with reverence. Those travels, much to the consternation of the resident neat freak, aided and abetted another favored pastime: shopping. This has resulted in a tremendous amount of collectibles, both for herself and all those people she treasured.
A beloved girl scout leader, she enjoyed working with her troop in many endeavors including winter camping, crafting, and teaching the fine art of M&M poker. This was fit in around her night shift job as an LPN where she was much respected by the people she worked with and those she cared for. Forced into retirement early due to a congenital heart condition, her love of reading and people spilled over into a journey of familial history and resulted in her amassing a genealogy database in excess of 28,000 names. As most of them were deceased there were no complaints of any spelling errors.
For all her reluctance at being social in her later years, she loved people and cared greatly about nurturing connections as best she could; her greatest joy was watching and being with the grandchildren. And yes, she also loved adding to their collection of souvenir key chains (that love of shopping again!) and post cards diligently sent from every location she visited. She is well loved and already missed by her family.
Services will be held at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. Visiting hours will be 10:00 - 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, with a service at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Hazardville Cemetery. To leave online condolences please visit

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
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    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Leete Stevens Enfield Chapels
    61 South Rd.
    Enfield, CT
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
  • Interment

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 |
    Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield
    Elm St
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    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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Stephanie Biela, Kathy Ann Randall, aka, "K2", and others have sent flowers to the family of Kathlena A. Funk-Anderson.
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Stephanie Biela, Kathy Ann Randall, aka, "K2", and others have sent flowers to the family of Kathlena A. Funk-Anderson.
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Kay Spurley

I'm so sorry to have lost a member of our extended family. I didn't have the chance to meet her but I understand she blessed our Seibert clan with additional info on our heritage. I hope you're meeting all who have gone before and you are singing with the angels, Kathlena.
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Stephanie Biela

I will remember Mrs. A fondly and treasure the time I spent with her as a child forever. I wish your family peace, love, and comfort now and always.
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Tammy Young

So sorry to get this news! My sincere condolences to you all. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Virtual hugs to Sarah and Anna especially.
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Lisa Price

Our prayers are with you from PA. Lots of love Lisa (Brouillette) and Matt Price
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paulette dumais

My most sincere condolences to you Michelle, Mike, Sarah and Anna on the passing of your Mom!!!!! I never had the pleasure of meeting your Mom but just knowing you all these years tells me she must must have been quite a wonderful lady!!!!!! She must have been so proud of you and girls and Mike!!!!! Please find comfort in knowing you and your family are in my prayers!!!!Please express my sympathy also to your Dad and sister during this sad time!!!!! Love always, Paulette Dumais
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