Eugene John Finley, age 85, of Amana, formerly of Vinton, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the Colonial Manor of Amana. There will be no services at this time. Memorials may be directed to the Amana Retirement Community, in care of Colonial Manor. Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eugene is survived by two sons, Daniel Finley (Teresa) of Norway, and E.J. Finley of Cedar Rapids; two daughters Dawn Pedersen (Brian) of Fairmont, MN and DeeAnn Finley of Rosemount, MN; two brothers Dale Finley (Betty) of Williamsburg and Jerry Finley (Vickie) of Bettendorf; a step-son Bruce Whiting; a step-daughter Cinnamon Sevening; and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sharlene, granddaughter Danielle, and two sisters Betty Finley and Bonnie Christy.
Eugene John Finley was born July 2, 1932, in rural Ladora, the son of Bryan and Marie Conrad Finley. He received his education in the Ladora area schools. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Eugene married Jeanette Maas in 1956 and later divorced. He was employed by Me Too grocery store, and Harnischfeger Corporation as a welder. Eugene later married Sharlene Whiting in the summer of 1972. He enjoyed his dogs, loved to go on walks, journaling and drawing, crosswords and the Chicago Cubs. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Gene was especially fond of heckling the Colonial Manor staff and giving them a hard time every day.