Kenneth Eldon Funk
Funk, approximate photo date 2004
Missing since: 06/19/2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
Type of missing case: Lost/Injured Missing
Date of Birth: 05/03/1947 (73)
Age at time of disappearance: 57 years old
Height / Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 210 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A swimsuit.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Details at time of disappearance: Funk was last seen boating on Lake Mead on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19, 2004. His wife was washed overboard after a wave struck the front of their boat. She wasn't wearing a life jacket, and Funk grabbed one and jumped into the water to save her.
Before the couple could get back aboard the boat, the wind sent it drifting away from them. Funk and his wife tread water for forty minutes, before Funk told her to let him go, and he sank in the water.
Meanwhile, their grandson and their daughter's former boyfriend were still on the boat, which was adrift the engine would not restart. One of them called the National Park Service (NPS) for help at 9:00 a.m., but he didn't know his exact location or his launch point, and it took an NPS pilot to spot the stranded boat and Funk's wife in the water.
NPS ranger picked up Funk's wife, and a search for him was launched, but his body has never been found. He worked as a slot technical manager at Sunset Station, and left behind three children.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Other information: NamUs
Find a Grave
The Las Vegas Sun
The Boulder City Review
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated October 9, 2019 middle name added.