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Hazel  Bea  Funk
     Hazel Bea Funk, 85, of Sutherland passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Sutherland Care Center. Hazel, known as Bea, and later on as Granny, was born on Nov. 14, 1931 in North Platte to Louis and Hazel (Phillips) Bokoskie.
     She attended Cody grade school and North Platte Senior High School. She married William Osborne in 1948 and to this union five children were born: Linda, Terry, Jamie, Rocky, and Kerby.
     After her husband William passed away from cancer, she was married to Charles Funk in 1959 and to this union two children were born, Teddy and Sonya.
     She worked at various jobs, including Woolworth, King Corner Café, Joe''s Supper Club, and the Elks Club, after her children started school. She also sold every fad that came on the market and she was her own best customer.
     She enjoyed camping in Colorado and Montana, and fishing at Sutherland Reservoir, Merritt Dam, Little Lake Ogallala, and the mouth of the Columbus River in Washington. She loved little children and would hug every one that she saw. The same applied to elderly people, and they all loved her back.
     Bea fought the terrible Alzheimer''s disease with all her might, but finally lost the battle. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.
     Bea is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Linda Kay Boyle and Sonya Lea Borunda; sons, Terry Lee (Carolyn) Osborne and Rocky (Joyce) Osborne; grandchildren, Shawn, Trampas, Billy, Elery, Laicie, Wylie, Shawna, Ericka, Camille, Taylor, and Charlee; 11 great grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; brother, Floyd Bokoskie; sister, Shirley Balanga; and other relatives.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Osborne; sons, Jamie Ray, Kerby Joe, and Teddy Bill; sisters, Bonnie Wilhelm, Louise Bjorklund, and Mary Neilson; brothers, Kenan and Charles; and in-laws, Ethel and Joe Osborne, and Verna and Deb Funk.
     Cremation was chosen and graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18 at Riverview Cemetery in Sutherland with Pastor Dale Fischer officiating. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude Children''s Hospital and online condolences may be shared at adamsswanson.com.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 3/15/2017
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