Leonard W. Funfsinn
Modified: Thursday, Apr 3rd, 2014
MENDOTA - Leonard W. Funfsinn, 74, of Mendota died April 1, 2014 at Mendota Community Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7 at Holy Cross Church with Rev. Tom Otto officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Peterstown with military rites by VFW Post 4079. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 6 at the Merritt Funeral Home.
Leonard was born July 21, 1939 in Mendota to Joseph F. and Margaret (Yost) Funfsinn. He married Katherine Heinzeroth on June 15, 1963 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church.
Survivors include his wife of Mendota; two daughters, Tina (Carl) Kittilson of Mendota and Beth Dewey of Sterling; five grandchildren, Curtis and Jolene Kittilson, Rachel Tate and Patrick and Zachary Dewey; three great grandchildren; and one sister, Geraldine (Clifford) Sondgeroth of Mendota.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Leo.
Leonard was a 1957 graduate of Mendota High School and served with the U.S. Army. He farmed his entire life in Troy Grove Township and worked as a substitute rural mail carrier for many years. He was a school bus driver for Mendota School District 280 and 289, retiring after 50 years, and was also employed by Nauman Auctioneering and later by Becker Auctioneering. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing cards of any kind. He was a member of Holy Cross Church, where he served as a church usher, the Mendota chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Mendota Elks Lodge 1212, where he was active in bowling leagues.
Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.