Cronkright, Annie Marie (Funka), Hemlock, Michigan


Passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at her home. She was 76 years old. Annie Marie Funka was born on February 3, 1935 in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Paul and Daisy (Cole) Funka. She was married to her loving husband, Douglas Cronkright for 39 years. He predeceased her. Annie was a member of Ames United Methodist Church. She was employed by Michigan Bell as a telephone operator, retiring in 1989. Surviving are her beloved daughter and son: Catherine Berger and James (Christine) Cronkright; four grandchildren: Trisha and Lisa Berger, Tyler and Kyle Cronkright; two sisters: Linda Marr and Mary Burk; many nieces and nephews; a special nephew, David Marr and his family; best friends: Donna Cronkright and Norma Brashier; and a close friend, Carol Popielarz. Annie’s Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at noon at Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Rev. Mark Karls will officiate. Burial will follow in Richland Township Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History, 500 Federal Ave., Saginaw, MI or the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, 1730 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI 48601. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.