Masie “Pearl” Elizabeth Christina Louise Schultz Funk was born to Gottlieb and Louise Schultz January 6th, 1920 in Sterling, Idaho. She married Ewald “Tony” Funk on March 31st, 1939 in Pocatello, Idaho. They moved from Idaho to Athena, Oregon in 1946 and opened “Funks of Athena”, a general mercantile store which they ran for 30 years, along with a children’s store in Walla Walla and another store in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. They moved to Walla Walla in 1976 and ran Empire Builder Antiques. Pearl also worked for Meier & Frank Company in Portland, Oregon.
Pearl was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving as President of Athena #130, Department President, Department of Oregon in 1965 with the National Convention in Portland, Oregon that year and as National Chaplin in 1983 during the National Convention in Seattle. She attended many National Conventions, travelling across the country via train. She was active in the March of Dimes and Camp Fire Girls.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters Hilda Roth Dimmick and Dorothy Morgan. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth Maland and Peggy Simpson, five grandchildren: Michael, Christopher, and Jonathan Maland; Christina (Simpson) Jacobs and Annaliese (Simpson) Krzyzanek, and eleven great-grandchildren: Lauren and Ian Maland; Jake Maland; and Thilmer, Stirn, Isaacs & Chalmers Maland; Joel and Julie Jacobs; Katherine and Alexander Krzyzanek.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00AM at the Aberdeen Cemetery of Aberdeen Idaho.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion of Athena #130 through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder, Walla Walla, WA. 99362.