Mary Jane (Kaluza) and Charles Funk were married August 22, 1959 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Havre, Montana. Chuck and Mary Jane lived in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, Utah and Washington. They lived in 19 different homes before settling back in Yakima, Washington in 2015.
Chuck was in the Air Force until 1962 and worked for Petrolane Gas and in the propane industry for 37 years before retiring in 2000. Mary Jane was a Registered Nurse and worked in hospitals and convalescent homes before retiring from Good Samaritan as Director of Nursing Services in 1993.
They both find time to volunteer for their church, Holy Rosary, in Moxee, Washington and Camp Prime Time. Chuck and Mary Jane celebrated their anniversary with a wine tour of the Yakima Valley with their family. They are blessed with three children: Kirk Funk, of Renton, Washington; Lisa and Kevin Martin, of Yakima, Washington; and Celeste and Robert Oglesby, of Henderson, Nevada.