Nicholas I. Finnegan

nicholas finnegan
Nicholas I. Finnegan, age 19, of Ionia, Iowa died Saturday July 17, 2010 at his home. Nicholas Ian Finnegan was born October 23, 1990 at Mercy Hospital in New Hampton to Brian and Debbie (Arends) Finnegan. Nicholas attended New Hampton Schools and was a 2009 graduate of New Hampton High School. While attending high school Nicholas was employed at Theisens in New Hampton. Upon graduating Nicholas was attending Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. He was employed at Blains Farm and Fleet in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Nicholas enjoyed paintballing, tubing, canoeing, swimming, music, computers, video games, and snowmobiling. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and loved his pets. He was interested in history. Nicholas also loved spending time with family and friends. Nicholas is survived by his parents, Brian and Debbie (Arends) Finnegan of Ionia; his two brothers, Patrick Finnegan, and Joshua Finnegan, both of Ionia; his paternal grandmother, Patsy Finnegan of Ionia; his maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Edna (Gardine) Maderios of Nevada, Iowa; his maternal grandfather, Roger Arends of Charles City, Iowa; many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Pat Finnegan; and his great-grandparents. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia. Visitation: Visitation will be 4:00-8:00pm on Tuesday July 20, 2010, with a scriptural wake service at 4:30pm at Ionia Funeral Home in Ionia, Iowa. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Ionia Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements: 641-394-3635. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am on Wednesday July 21, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, Iowa with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating.

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  1. Brian, Deb and brothers, Nick will be greatly missed and we are so so sorry…… Our love to all, Terry and Tim

  2. Brian, Deb, Pat, and Josh,
    We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Brian, Deb, Patrick & Joshua-Our thoughts & prayers at with you at this most difficult time. Duane & Pat

  4. I wish there was something I could say or do to change things for you or make things easier. You guys are like family to us and I feel so sorry for you all! You are in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything at all, please let us know.

  5. Know we are thinking of your family at this sad time … May God’s love and care enfold your family and give you peace and hope…

    Always…Mike and Sue Testroet

  6. To the Finnegan family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Janice and Dexter Brahn and family

  7. Brain, Deb, and family..Our hearts ache for the pain you are going through. We wish your pain could be taken away and hopefully with God’s help it will be eased. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Todd-Diane

  8. Brian and family, We are sorry to hear about this sad time for your family. We are thinking of you and have you in our prayers. Mike, Lori, Conner, and family

  9. Brian, Deb & Family
    Chucks and my heart ache for your family. May God and time help to ease the pain. If there is anything that we can do don’t hesitate to call.

    Chuck & Darlene Mai

  10. Brian, Deb and family,
    Our hearts ache for you. Words dont seem appropriate but we are offering our sympathy and prayers. Take care, Dave and Barb Boeding and kids

  11. Brian, Deb, Pat, and Josh: Sincere sympathy to you and all of your family and to Nick’s friends. He was a great young man who will be missed by many.

  12. Brian, Deb, Patrick & Josh,

    Glen & I are so very sorry for all your pain. Please know that you are not alone. God is walking beside you and holding your hand. There are no words that can be said or task that can be done to stop your heartbreak. But in time, you will look back at the years of happiness & laughter Nick brought into your life with much joy.

    God Bless you & give you comfort.

  13. Brian, Deb, Patrick, Joshua and family,May the blessings of friends and family who care and love you, bring you strength, comfort, and peace at this time and in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Brian, Debbie and family, so sorry to hear about your terrible loss . Words can’t not express it enough. In our thoughts and prayers

  15. Brian, Debbie, and Family,
    So sorry for your loss! May God wrap his arms around you! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Dear Brian & Deb, Patrick, Joshua,
    I am sorry to hear about your lost of your son.
    Your faith will get you through these hard times.

  17. Dear Brian, Debbie, Pat, Josh & Patsy we wish we could take your heartbreak away, but only God can do that, so you are in our continuous thoughts and prayers that He will comfort you and bring you peace. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. God Bless You – Evelyn Kahn; David, Jean, Isabel & Ava Leichtman; Linn, Jenn, Koryn & Maddon Shekleton

  18. Finnegan Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a great young person. May you find strength in God and eachother to get through this difficult time and the days ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. I am so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. I always enjoyed seeing him. He was a kind person and I will remember him as a friendly face. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. I did not know your son, but have met him at Thiesens at New Hampton, and he always seemed to be a very nice and well respected young man. We have three sons of our own and they are all around your sons age. My heart goes out to you and your famliy during this very sad time in our life. I could never image the pain and heartache you must be feeling, there are no words to express my saddness and sorrow to you and your family. But knowing that you have the whole communities support and prayers during this trying times, we hope that helps you threw just a little bit. Oor thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. God Bless the Wilker Family, Roger , Lisa, Cody, Dylon and Zachary

  21. To the Finnegan family–Words cannot express the loss of Nick. He was such a fine young man and wonderful student.
    You area all in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

  23. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time. Scott and Lori Carey, Mandy, Nicki, and Hunter.

  24. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you all at this sad time. Diane, Derek and Alex

  25. Brian, Deb, and Family,Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Brian, Deb, Patsy, Stacey & families,
    My heart goes out to you. I will keep you in thoughts & prayers.

  27. Finnegan Family,
    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  28. We are holding you in our hearts during this tragic time in your lives. May all the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort during these difficult days ahead. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gary & Julie, Chris, Debbie & Emily

  29. We are so sorry that your family should have to bear
    the tragedy of such an untimely death. Each of you
    has our deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. May God bless during these difficult days and into the future.

  30. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Brian and Debbie my heart goes out to from one parent to another another and my heart goes out to Patrick and Joshua for losing their brother.

    In Gods Love,

    Kim (Ball) Mathews

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