MUSCATINE, Iowa - James D. Finley, 92, of Muscatine, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. Casket bearers will be Clint Finley, Grant Finley, Clay Finley, Ricky Padilla, and Jake Munson. Burial will take place in Nichols Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Muscatine Salvation Army. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com
James was born on July 18, 1925, in Nichols, the son of Clarence and Linnie Mills Finley. He married Marion M. Daniels on February 8, 1947, in Muscatine.
He was a member of Spangler United Methodist Church. He loved his family especially his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. James enjoyed dancing at the Moose Lodge, and playing euchre with his friends.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Marion Finley of Muscatine; one son, Dean Finley and wife, Tina, of Muscatine; two daughters, Janet Luedtka of Solon and Pat Finley and husband, Bobby Olsen, of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Brian Luedtka, Stacey Munson, Clint Finley, Grant Finley, Tana Padilla, Clay Finley, Kelly Hall, and Sean Greengard; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ted Finley of Coal Valley, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Lisle; and one son-in-law, Jim Luedtka.
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Dean & gang, Thinking of you all at this time.. Mr. Finley had much to be proud of and to carry on his name and values. Take care, Craig & Holly Plowman
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Jim at church. He had a wonderful smile, warm heart and was a wise man. He will be missed.
Dean & Tina, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you & your family!
Janet, Pat & Dean Our sympathy to you and your families and also your Mom. Your Dad had a good long life and was able to enjoy his family. Take care. Gerry & Ken Whyte
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. It was always a pleasure to visit with him wether in the halls, dining room or when he came into the beauty/barber shop so I could take care of his haircut at Valley View. It was an... more
Dean, I am sorry to hear about the death of your father. I was in a men's group with you at Calvalry while I lived in Muscatine. I will pray for you and your Dad.