James "Jim" Finnegan

james finnegan
James "Jim" Finnegan, age 88 of Ionia, IA passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Linn Haven Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Per Mose’s request there will be no funeral services. Online condolences for Jim’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to Mose’s family. James Lawrence “Mose” Finnegan was born on August 8, 1928 to James and Agnes (Bolton) Finnegan in Gutenberg, IA. He attended and graduated from St. Boniface School in Ionia. After graduating, Mose entered into the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1957. Upon his return home, Mose built and ran the DX Station in Ionia until his retirement at the age of 62. However, retirement kept him busy working for Smith Construction. He enjoyed playing cards, dog races and socializing. Mose is survived by his two sisters, Ann Schmitz of New Hampton and Della Johnson of Nashua, IA; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Finnegan of Ionia and Viola Finnegan of New Hampton and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Madonna, Pat, Rita, Jerry and Theresa.

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  1. Growing up as a neighbor, I, along with the Robbins Family, enjoyed many visits with Mose. He had many stories to share along with a joke or two. I was lucky to visit with him on Labor Day and he still had a sharp mind and a wealth of information was shared of his days in Ionia. And one thing that many people remember is the big candy bars he handed out at Halloween. He will definitely be remembered as a part of Ionia.

  2. Drivers,
    I would first get to know Jim from St Paul Corrugating, I remember how excited he got about vacations, work, information he would collect, racing, skiing, his kids, the grand kids, biking, and going to Bone Lake all these things he dove into with gusto. Meeting his father when I first started with SPC then watching his children grow up in the business, SPC helped create a family environment that Jim took pride in working for. Knowing Jim and his Family they are all are nice to talk to and pleasant to be around, So Jim would like hearing that. Still all too sudden.
    Will miss Jim, he was part of a big family at SPC

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