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Finberg, Kathleen Jeneva (McConnell) -- 1916 - 2005


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/23/2012 at 17:33:06

Kathleen J. "Kay" Finberg, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, died Saturday, December 31, 2005 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 5, 2006 at First Lutheran Church by Rev. H.G. Engebretson with burial in Lutheran Cemetery in Decorah.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 5, 2006 after 10:00 AM at the Church.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Jeneva “Kay” Finberg was born December 18, 1916 in Bowman, North Dakota, the daughter of Ray J. and Oletta C. “Lottie” (Larson) McConnell. She was baptized on June 8, 1920. Kay graduated from Decorah High School with the Class of 1935.

She was united in marriage to Elvin O. “Pete” Finberg on January 16, 1938 in Cresco, Iowa. To this union, two children were born: Sharon and Robert.

Kay was a homemaker and worked for twenty years at the former Montgomery Ward store in Decorah. She was also a longtime Girl Scout leader and a member of First Lutheran Church.

Kay had been a resident of the Aase Haugen Home since December 23, 1994. She died there on Saturday, December 31, 2005 at the age of 89 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon (Joseph) Wilkinson of Tempe, AZ; a son, Robert (Norita) Finberg of Flemington, NJ; five grandchildren, Mark Wilkinson of Sunnyvale, CA, Tod Wilkinson of Tempe, AZ, Eric (Gayle) Wilkinson of Iowa City, IA, Jeffrey (Robin) Finberg of Greensboro, NC and Matthew Finberg of Greensboro, NC; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband “Pete” on September 27, 1993; and a brother, Wendall McConnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may directed to the Aase Haugen Home, 4 Ohio Street, Decorah, Iowa 52101 or The Salvation Army, c/o Fjelstul Funeral Home, 306 E. Water St., Decorah, Iowa 52101.

Source: Fjelstul Funeral Home database

Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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