Louis Richard Dietrick Funk

Brief Life History of Louis Richard Dietrick

When Louis Richard Dietrick Funk was born on 17 December 1902, his father, Heinrich Conrad Debores Funk, was 47 and his mother, Remda Knipper, was 37. He married Myrtle Anna Johnson on 19 January 1944, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. He died on 16 May 1987, in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Worthington, Nobles, Minnesota, United States.

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Louis Richard Dietrick Funk
Myrtle Anna Johnson
Marriage: 19 January 1944

Sources (10)

  • Louis Funk in household of Henry Funk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louis Richard Funk, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Louis Richard Funk, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.

English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.

History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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