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9/9/2013 11:10:00 AM
Cecelia (Henkel) Funfsinn
Mrs. Funfsinn
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Mrs. Funfsinn

Cecelia K. (Henkel) Funfsinn, 88, of Peru passed away Sept. 8, 2013, in St. Joseph’s Home, Lacon, with her loving family by her side.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at Mueller Funeral Home followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph’s Church, Peru with the Rev. Harold Datzman, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Spring Valley.
Visitat-ion will be 4-7 p.m. Tues-day in the funeral home with a private rosary be-fore the visitation.
Mrs. Funfsinn was born Nov. 3, 1924 in West Brooklyn to Jacob and Theresa (Untz) Henkel. She married Carl M. Funfsinn on Jan. 21, 1943 in West Brooklyn.
She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Peru and a volunteer for the Illinois Valley Food Pantry for 25 years.
Survivors include seven daughters, Cathy Miklavcic of Lakeland, FL, Joan Miller of Streator, Sr. Debrah Funfsinn, O.S.F., of Morris, Rose (Tony) Manfredini of La Salle, Judy (Gary) Winner of Mendota, Mary (Dale) Finnell of East Peoria and Deb Funfsinn of Princeton; six sons, Richard (Dawn) Funfsinn of Yorkville, Paul and Marty Funfsinn of Peru, Mike and Dale Funfsinn of La Salle and Jerry (Trina) Funfsinn of Ladd; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and one brother, Donald (Elaine) Henkel of West Brooklyn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl on Sept. 15, 1992; one son in infancy, Anthony Funfsinn; one granddaughter, Sharon Miller; one grandson, Brian Sparling; two brothers, Art and Leo Henkel; and one sister, Letha Klein.
Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph’s Church in Peru, St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon, and Illinois Valley Food Pantry.
An online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

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