|Gary L. Finneman, 50|
|Written by TRF Times|
Annandale - Gary L. Finneman, 50, of Annandale died suddenly of heart failure on Monday, November 29, 2004 in Annandale. His sense of humor and love of life will be missed.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Annandale, with Rev. David Doppenberg officiating. Casket bearers included Joe Finneman, Dennis Walberg, Chris Sonsteby, Mark Huro, Steve Anderson, Dustin Nicka, Mickey Snabb, and Bruce Robuck. Interment was held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Gary Leigh Finneman was born March 3, 1954 in St. Cloud to Russell and Betty (Strom) Finneman. He grew up in Robbinsdale and in 1971 enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving his Country during the Vietnam War. He married Claudia M. Simenson April 18, 1986 in Minneapolis and they have lived at Annandale since then. Gary worked in construction as a concrete saw operator, currently being employed by Quality Cutting & Coring of Blaine. He was a member of Laborers Union Local 563 of Minneapolis, South Haven Sportsman’s Club, and HOG. He enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, fishing, cooking, and making sausage.
He is survived by his wife, Claudia; sons, Nate and Nick; parents, Russell and Betty; brother, Jerry (Pam), all of Annandale; parents-in-law, George and Lucy Simenson of Thief River Falls; nephews and nieces, Joe and Jenny Finneman, Riley and Danielle Simenson, Justin Simenson, Jade and Kadie Leeper; also many other family and friends.
His grandparents and sister, Ruth Ann preceded him in death.