Obituary – Marilyn A. Finn

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WAYNE — Marilyn A. Finn, 85, Carroll, died Sept. 17, 2013, at the Providence Medical Center, Wayne, following a brief illness.

Services were Sept. 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wayne. The Rev. Mark Beran officiated with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Pender.

Hasemann Funeral Home, Wayne was in charge of arrangements.

Marilyn Anne was born Dec. 29, 1927, at Pender, to Charles and Blanche (Humlicek) Brich, and spent most of her growing-up years on a farm south of Pender. She attended rural school District 53 in Cuming County. The 1945 Pender High School graduate earned a teacher’s certificate from Wayne State College. Marilyn first taught at a Cuming County rural school for one year, followed by two years at a Thurston County rural school and then taught first- and second-graders at the Wausa Public School for one year.

She and Patrick Claire Finn, Carroll, were married Jan. 22, 1951, in Randolph. The couple lived in Yankton, S.D., where their first daughter, Mary Patricia, was born. The family moved in January 1953, to the Finn family farm northeast of Carroll. Seven more children were born, Sally, Alan, Eileen, Amy, Michael, Annette and Joseph.

Marilyn was involved with her children’s 4-H activities for 31 years. She was a member of the Our Lady of Sorrows Paris, Carroll, and after the church closed, became a member of St. Mary’s Parish, Wayne.

Marilyn was a devoted, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading; writing letters; gardening; baking and cooking; music; genealogy; and visiting with friends and relatives.

She was a woman of deep faith, always serving others before self.

Survivors include her husband, Pat; her eight children and their spouses, Mary Pat and Michael Hoag, Norfolk; Sally and Russell Stahlecker, Norfolk; Alan and Debra Finn, Wayne; Eileen Finn, Bellevue; Amy and Gary Rasmussen, York; Michael and Lori Finn, Winside; Annette and David Wegrzyn, Omaha; and the Rev. Joseph Finn, Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; five step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and her brother, Gordon Brich, Grants Pass, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Franklin Brich.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Parish, Wayne, Providence Medical Center Hospice or the donor’s choice.