Stanley S. Funston, 90 of Cedar Rapids died Friday January 31, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services at 11:00 AM on Monday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Rev. Steve Qualben will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Sunday at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 1 to 4 PM.
Survivors include a son David (Kelly) of Cedar Rapids, two daughters, Kari Ryder of Cedar Rapids and Kimberly (David) Seda of Pella; two sisters, Kathy Starbuck of Herrin, Illinois, and Anne Jones of Arlington, Texas. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Seth, Levi, Dylan, Zach, Eric, Nieve, Adria, and Grant. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson Cody, four brothers Wilbur, Bill, Gene, and Richard and one sister Roberta.
Stan was born on June 27, 1929 in Abilene, Kansas the son of Wallace and Maude (Hurley) Funston. He married Janet Teslow on July 19, 1958 in Decorah. Janet passed away in 2007.
Stan was an engineer at Rockwell for over 37 years, retiring in 1994. He was a faithful member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed watching and feeding birds, gardening, as well as proudly serving the Army during the Korean War. Stan researched his family genealogy and published several books on his family’s heritage.
Stan will always be remembered as a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.