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-Leo L. Finke-

Leo L. Finke, 86, of rural Columbus Junction, Iowa, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 11:00A.M. at the United Presbyterian Church of Columbus Junction. Rev. Faye Fedlam will officiate. Casket bearers will be Cory Finke, Randy Pugh, Jason Utter, Travis Finke, Mitchel Finke and Chase Finke. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Melissa McKean, Amy Unger, Jennifer Scorpil, Traci Mueller and Ann Utter. Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery. Following the interment there will be a time of food and fellowship at the Masonic Hall and Community Center in Columbus City. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 28th from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Leo’s name. Sympathy notes may be left to the Finke family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Leo Leonidas Finke was born September 24, 1922 in Monmouth, IL, the son of William “W. E.” and Mary Louisa (Vaughn) Finke. On December 16, 1945 Leo was united in marriage to Shirley Dilsaver in Cedar Rapids. Leo graduated from Wyman High School and served as a 1st Lieutenant, flying a B-24 for the Army Air Corps during WWII. He farmed all of his life. He was a member of the Allen Wright Hanft American Legion Post #100, the Shellbark Club and the Presbyterian Church, serving as a former deacon. He enjoyed walking through the timber, fishing in his pond, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and going to Florida in the winter.

Leo will be dearly missed by his wife, Shirley of Columbus Junction; his children, Wayne Finke and his wife, Sue of Columbus Junction, Roger Finke of Riverside, Cheryl Finke of Atlanta, GA, Sonya Pugh and her husband, Doug of Columbus Junction, Nance Utter and her husband, Bob of Columbus Junction and William “Lennie” Finke and his wife, Darla, also of Columbus Junction; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ione Sherer of Kirksville, MO and Jane Kaczinski and her husband, Max of Washington, Iowa.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Doris, Mary and Evelyn; and two grandchildren, Carrie and J.D.