Bill Case leads a school group on a tour of the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum in Shirley, Il. LaFayette Funk II amassed the collection during the second half of his life, leading to the museum to bill itself as the largest one-man mineral collection in the world. The museum's collection is big enough to make the Smithsonian jealous. From petrified wood to moon rocks. There isn't much that LaFayette didn't collect. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners Bill Case leads a school group on a tour of the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum in Shirley, Il. LaFayette Funk II amassed the collection during the second half of his life, leading to the museum to bill itself as the largest one-man mineral collection in the world. The museum's collection is big enough to make the Smithsonian jealous. From petrified wood to moon rocks. There isn't much that LaFayette didn't collect. - Illinois Farm Bureau Partners

Bill Case leads a school group on a tour of the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum in Shirley, Il. LaFayette Funk II amassed the collection during the second half of his life, leading to the museum to bill itself as the largest one-man mineral collection in the world. The museum’s collection is big enough to make the Smithsonian jealous. From petrified wood to moon rocks. There isn’t much that LaFayette didn’t collect.

Bill Case leads a school group on a tour of the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum in Shirley, Il.  LaFayette Funk II amassed the collection during the second half of his life, leading to the museum to bill itself as the largest one-man mineral collection in the world. The museum’s collection is big enough to make the Smithsonian jealous. From petrified wood to moon rocks. There isn’t much that LaFayette didn’t collect.