For several years during the early 1900s the name of Fred Funk was synonymous with the Langley Mercantile business. He had been manager of a Marysville Cooperative store before coming to Langley around 1910 and purchasing the Langley business. He is credited with installing the first gasoline pumps and underground gasoline storage tanks in Langley in May, 1915. He was named police judge in 1920 by the all-woman Town Council. He helped organize and was a member of the Langley Dock Company in 1928. His daughter Emma, who married Mr. Atkinson, was Langley postmistress for several years. Another daughter, Marina, married a man who was one of three men murdered in a fight over a fish trap in 1915. His other children were Fred, Phil, Alton, Howard and Lyla who married Lawrence Melsen.