George E. Finch Davenport Died on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
4-7:00 pm Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Weerts Funeral Home
11:00 am Friday, February 17th, 2017 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport
Cemetery: National Cemetery
George E. Finch, 94, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at his residence at Senior Star, Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of life services will be held at 11 am Friday, Feb. 17th at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport. Visitation will be held from 4-7:00 pm Thursday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois where military honors will be presented by American Legion Post #26, Davenport. Memorials may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or School.
Mr. Finch was born in 1923 in Emington, Illinois to George W. and Margaret T. Finch. He married Dorothy Maury on November 23, 1946 in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death March 5, 2005. He enlisted in the United States Army in March of 1943 and fought with the 29th Infantry division from D-Day to St. Lo. during WWII. After returning from the war he received his private pilot’s license. One of the highlights of his life was having the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight to Washington DC to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. He was a Davenport firefighter for 22 years, retiring in 1978 with the rank of Lieutenant. In addition, he also worked as a carpenter/contractor. Among his memberships were St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport American Legion Post #26, Firefighters Local #17 (past president), and the local MDA Chapter (past president).
Survivors include his daughters Lynn (Dale) Lane of Phoenix, AZ, Laurie (Kevin) Nurre of Cedar Rapids, and Christine (Brian) Wiedenhoeft of Davenport; sons Patrick (Colleen) Finch of Davenport and Daniel (Julie) Finch of Davenport; ten grandchildren: Lisa, Michelle, Alissa, Shawn, Brian, Jennifer, Brooke, KC, Ellie and Matthew; 15 great-grandchildren: Nikki, Tanner, Kylie, Christian, Kenedee, Brennan, Brice, Aiden, Danielle, Noah, Alex, Brandon, Livia, Levi and Bailee. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Margaret Johnson, Martha Negus and Frances Rieck, great-grandchild Aidan Curtis, and special friend Adel Stoffel.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Senior Star and Hospice Compassus for their exceptional care.
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