Roger Frank: August 23, 1934 – May 15, 2024

Roger A Funk (89) peacefully passed away on May 15th, 2024, in Albany Oregon.

Roger was born in Langley Washington on August 23, 1934, to Alton and Josephine Funk. The family moved to Arlington where he graduated from Arlington High School in 1952. Roger had 2 younger brothers, Richard Funk and Joe Funk, and an older sister, Carol Oldfin. He joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, afterwards, he was stationed in Germany, and Eritrea. In 1954 he married Diana M. LaForge (1937-2021) and had two daughters, Connie M. Robertson (1955) and Joyce A. Ziemlak (1957-2004), and a son Bernard C. Funk (1970). Roger and Diana (Connie & Joyce) moved to Alaska in 1962 (after crisscrossing the country) where he was hired to work for RCA on the White Alice Project, he retired years later from Alascom. Roger had a great love for the outdoors and sports. He enjoyed supporting local athletics as much as playing sports. Roger loved the game of baseball and the family boarded players (Cook Inlet Bucs) and he served as booster club president for the University hockey team in Anchorage. After many years in Anchorage, Roger and Diana retired to a semi-remote cabin that they built in Flat Lake Alaska. Eventually, they moved to Florence Oregon. Rogers life was centered around his love for Diana and their son and daughters and all of the grandchildren they had. He was active in the VFW, DAV, and The Eks Club. They attended St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Waldport Oregon.