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FINKE, Florence 1905-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/31/2012 at 19:59:54

Services Held Tuesday For Florence Finke

Mrs. Florence Finke of Wellsburg passed away at 10:17 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Covenant Medical Center-Schoitz, in Waterloo.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Wellsburg, on Tuesday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Richard L. Dowling officiated.

Jeff and Janelle Finke sang "Blessed Assurance." The congregation sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "Amazing Grace." The accompanist was Mrs. Eldon Harms, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casket bearers were Ted W. VanDeest, Bo Breneman, Elmer Fritzel, Carl Reiter, Alvin Harms, and Lee Boomgarden.

The ushers were Dick Huisman, Ralph Haupt, and Ted Harms. Mrs. Carl Reiter and Mrs. Lee Boomgarden were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Finke was born on October 6, 1905, in Grundy county, the daughter of Henry Ascher, Sr. and Hattie Maas Ascher. She attained the age of 81 years, six months, and five days.

She grew up on the farm and attended country school in Shiloh township, Grundy county.

On September 3, 1925, she was united in marriage to Chris Finke at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Wellsburg.

After their marriage, they farmed near Buck Grove until 1942, when they moved to his parents farm in Colfax township, Grundy county. In 1962, they retired from farming and made their home in Wellsburg.

On June 14, 1979, her husband Chris passed away. She continued to make her home in Wellsburg until December of 1986, when she became a resident of the Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center.

She was a long time member of the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of the L. C. W.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Chris; one son, Elmer; two grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Robert) Buckles of Waterloo; one son, Arthur Finke of LaPorte City; one sister, Mrs. Christina Riekena of Spokane, WA; two brothers, Henry Ascher of Parkersburg and Peter Ascher of rural Aplington; and by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Doyen-Abels Funeral home in Wellsburg was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 April 1987, pg 10


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