Eugene H. Finley, 87

Thief River Falls – Eugene “Gene” Finley, 87 of Thief River Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Oakland Park Nursing Home.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Interment will follow at Northwood Cemetery, rural Grygla.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at the funeral home.
Eugene Homer Finley was born on December 13, 1930 at home in Moose River, near Grygla, the son of Charles Homer and Ida Elizabeth (Farrens) Finley.
Gene grew up in the Moose River area and attended Northwood Country School.
For many years Gene lived and worked on the family farm. In the early 1970’s Gene moved to Thief River Falls, where he worked for Swenson’s Plumbing.
In 1975 he was married to Sara Jokinen-Olson. To this union no children were born.
In 2008 Gene moved to Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls where he has since resided.
Gene is survived by his sister-in-law, Edna Finley of Roseau; nieces and nephews, Phyllis (Arlen) Sagge of Badger, Madeline (Dale) Hagen of Badger, Galen (Arlene) Finley, Selah, WA, Arnie (Nona) Finley of Westport, WA, Arlene (Ron) Swenson of Thief River Falls, Sharon (Larry) Johnson of Thief River Falls, Lois (Ron) Swedberg of Washington; several great-nieces, great-nephews, relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ethel Anderson and Gladys Tveit; brothers, Emmett and John.
Arrangements with Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN
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