Abby Funk Robke
In November 2014, Abby Robke was diagnosed with stage 2-3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain cancer at the age of 26. Determined not to give up, she made the most of every moment until she was called to heaven on December 11, 2018 at age 30. Abby Elizabeth Funk was born on March 4, 1988. She played varsity basketball and graduated from Mascoutah Community High School in 2006 ("We Got Jug, 0-6!"), going on to earn her degree in radiology from Kaskaskia College in 2008. On April 13, 2013 she married the love of her life Adam Robke, who was by her side for every moment of her illness. She will be deeply missed by her beloved older brother and younger sister, Aaron and Mollie Funk. She was the daughter of Phyllis Mahlandt and Larry Funk. She loved her family and friends, dogs, boating, wine and country music. As one of her favorites, Tim McGraw, said, "We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we all take a little bit of each other everywhere."