Corwin R. “Hap” Funk

November 13, 2020

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Corwin R. "Hap" Funk, age 97, resident of Norwalk, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at the Willows at Willard in Willard, Ohio. He was born on January 15, 1923 in New Haven, Ohio to the late William D. and Amy (Ross) Funk and had been a resident of Willard all his life before moving to Norwalk in 2003. He retired from Pioneer Industrial in Willard, Ohio. He was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Willard and a honorary member of the First Baptist Church in Norwalk, where he was known as "Hap the Popcorn Man". He was a US Army Veteran who was a member of the 101st Airborne Glider Unit and the Anti-Tank Company during WW II.

He is survived by his second wife, Joy (Corry) Funk; daughter, Diane (Larry) Shields of Van Wert, Ohio; daughter-in-law Marsha Funk of Westerville, three step children, David Haines of North Fairfield, George (Sue) Haines of Norwalk, and Diane Neiding of Norwalk; four grandchildren, Joshua (Kara) Funk of Perrysburg, Ohio, Jessica (Dave) Hodge of Westerville, Ohio, Amanda Nelis of Wisconsin and Brian (Andrea) Shields of Van Wert, Ohio; 20 great grandchildren; six step grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; sister, Doris Funk of Willard; and brother, Dewayne Funk of Troy, MI.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille (Row) Funk on April 26, 2002; son, Timothy Allen Funk in 2013; his parents, William and Amy Funk; and two brothers, Gerald Funk and Doyle "Dub" Funk.

Per Haps wishes, there will be no calling hours and the family will have a private funeral service at a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Norwalk. Online condolences may be made to the family at


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Dave and Nancy Hicks - Nov 19, 2020
Diane, please accept our condolences on the passing of your your Dad. Our parents used to work together and had a few trips together. Mom recalled how surprised she was when your Dad spotted her at the Willows last summer. They had a lot of good times together. I always enjoyed chatting with Corwin when we ran into him at a pizza place. I had fun bantering with your family during our teenage years. Joy, please accept Nancy and my thoughts and prayers on your loss.
Linda Tinch - Nov 18, 2020
I knew Hap and Joy from First Baptist Church, Hap always had a smile and a great spirit. You will be missed . Prayers for you Joy and the family.
Kyle & Cindi Starkey & Family - Nov 16, 2020
What a full & joyous life he lived! Hap always had a smile! Prayers for all of you and may your memories bring you much comfort!
Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Nov 16, 2020
To the Funk Family, We were fellow Presbyterians with Corwin, Lucille, and Joy. What a wonderful life he had. May the wonderful memories of your loved one remain in your hearts forever.
Darlene (Brown) King - Nov 15, 2020
Sorry to hear about Corwin. He was a sweet, hardworking man. I working with him at Pioneer. He will be missed.
Ginger McKenzie - Nov 15, 2020
To Diane and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. He and Lucille were very special to myself and my daughter. I'm thankful for the time I was able to spend with them and so thankful for their kindness and friendship. They truly were special. May God comfort all of you closest to him, and may your precious memories remind you always of special family times. Prayers, love and hugs to you all!