Obituary Record

Wesley Duane Finch
Died on 12/19/1998
Buried in Blair Cemetery

#1 W. Duane Finch, 71

W. Duane Finch, 71, of Blair, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Congregational Church in Blair. Burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.

Wesley Duane Finch was born July 28, 1927, at Junius, S.D., to Roy and Opal (Brown) Finch.

He attended school in Junius, S.D.

From 1950 to 1952, he served with the 2nd Infantry Division, 37th Battalion, F A B, BTRY, during the Korean War.

In September of 1965, he married Evelyn Nilson. She preceded him in death in July of 1990.

Mr. Finch managed the parts department for Kelly-Ryan Manufacturing from 1966 until his retirement in 1998. He had worked as a reserve police officer. He had served on the Blair Fire and Rescue Squad since 1964. He was a member of the Blair VFW, American Legion and 40 & 8.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Margaretta and John Hanlon of Omaha, and Nancy Jo Nilson and David Alvarado of Seattle, Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Denise Nilson of Elkhorn; three grandchildren, Christopher and Andrea Hanlon and Alec Nilson; one brother, Dale Finch of Casper, Wyo.; and one half sister, Dorothy Wilkening of Arlington.

Memorials are suggested to the Blair Fire Department.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Wesley Duane Finch

Born July 28, 1927 Junius, South Dakota; Entered Into Rest December 19, 1998 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 2pm Tuesday, December 22, 1998 Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Pastor Shirley Schmidt. Organist: Cheryl Baron. Congregational Hymn: Amazing Grace

Honorary Pallbearers: Steve Cook, Wendell Holmes, Les Miller, Steve Rounds, Larry Hardy, Virgil Jacobs, Jim Ryan

Casket Bearers: Ernie Brennies, Dale Olson, Don Kuhr, Lloyd Petersen, Hank Neef, Tom Wachter

Graveside Services: Blair, Nebraska

Arrangements by Campbell-Aman Funeral Home

~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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