Dorothy M. Funke, age 75 of Nebraska City passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City.
Dorothy was born on Nov. 30, 1943 in Nebraska City; the daughter of John E. Heng, Jr. and Coletta K. (Kreifels) Heng.  She attended school and graduated from Lourdes Central Catholic Schools with the class of 1961.  
On Nov. 23, 1963, Dorothy was united in marriage to Thomas F. Funke at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City; and to this union four children were born:  Deb, Tom, Jeff and Ryan.
Dorothy was currently the Librarian at Lourdes Central Catholic.  She began her career at Lourdes in 1991 and served the school in many ways.
 She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Christian Mothers and was very active in the Lourdes Alumni Association.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tom Funke of Nebraska City; children:  Deb Rettig and husband Kevin of Nebraska City, Jeff Funke and wife Hettie of Nebraska  City, Ryan Funke and wife Lisa of Lincoln; daughter-in-law Tammie Funke of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren; siblings:  Edwin Heng of Tekamah, Dwight Heng and wife Carol of York, and Eileen LeGrande and husband Harold of Lincoln; brother-in-law Deroy Harshman of Nebraska City; many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a son Thomas F. Funke II in 2014; siblings:  Allan Heng in 1957, Ruth Burr in 2012 and Leta Harshman in 2014.
A Funeral Mass was to be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nebraska City.  
Burial was to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Nebraska City.
The family was to greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a Rosary to follow at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be given to Lourdes Central Catholic Library.
Condolences may be left at
 Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of the arrangements.