The funeral service for James Finck of Verndale, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, at Hope Chapel in rural Verndale.
One month before his 82nd birthday, James passed away with family at his side on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN.
James was born to Chris and Caroline (Weiher) Finck on August 4, 1937, at home, in Wadena County. He attended country school until the 8th grade.
James was united in marriage with Laura "Lorraine" Warm on February 9, 1959, in Wadena, MN. Four children were born to this union.
Jim was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He loved to dance and listen to good "old" country music. He also loved to play pinochle cards. He partnered with Jim Pierce to establish Verndale Custom Homes. He worked there for 30 years. Jim will always be known for his sense of humor, his creativity to make things run or be used more efficiently. His patents were unique, to say the least.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Carol, his wife of 55 years, Lorraine; grandchildren, Allan and Allison Gades; brothers, Arnold and Maurice Finck; brother-in-law, Donald Warm; sister-in-law, Elsie Stierna and in-laws, Lawrence and Selena Warm.
James will forever be remembered by his children, Sheila (Mark) Gades of Verndale, MN; Jess (Roberta Schultz) Finck of Verndale, MN; Evonne (Kirk) Sargent of Tetonia, ID; Lu Ann (Bob) Weniger of Henning, MN; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-laws, Reuben Stierna and Darrell Anderson; sisters, Deloris Bounds and Gerry Gronewold; and sisters-in-law, Audriene Warm, Gladys Finck, Myra Finck and Debbie Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were Mathew Sargent, Nathan Sargent, Alex Weniger, Dakota Finck, Andy Weniger, and Jim Pierce.
Serving as pallbearers were Merle Bounds, Joe Pierce, Darrell Anderson, Bob Weniger, and Mark Gades.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Verndale, MN.
Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena, MN (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)