Louise Emily Funk, 76, of Crete, Ill., formerly of Springfield, Ill., died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at St. James Health Center in Chicago Heights, Ill.
She was born Sept. 14, 1940, to Donald Shores Funk and Mary Douglass Hay Funk, who preceded her in death.
Louise is survived by her brother, Donald H. Funk (Deanna); niece, Anne E. Funk; and nephew, Donald D. Funk (Layna) and their children, Ayden and Ella.
Louise graduated from Butler Grade School, Springfield High School, and Northwestern University.
She was an antiques dealer and raised race horses. She had a lifelong love of animals and is survived by her pets, a dog and two horses. Other interests were history and sports. She was thrilled to see her Cubs win the World Series.
A private family service will be held at Funk's Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to: The Animal Protective League, or pet rescue of your choice. Steger Memorial Chapel, 3045 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL 60475, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at www.smitsfuneralhomes.com.