Jeannine L. Finley

Jeannine L. Finley

KINGSFORD — Jeannine L. Finley, 71, of Kingsford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Detroit, daughter of the late Amos and Corrine (Johnson) Rice. Jeannine graduated from East Detroit High School in 1965. She married Darrell Finley on June 22, 1966, in Detroit. They moved to the area in 1970 and started a family. As her children got older, Jeannine took a position as a cook with the Breitung Township School District, where she worked for over 20 years, retiring in 2005. Jeannine enjoyed crossword puzzles, socializing, and she loved her pets. More than anything, she cherished time spent with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Darrell (Angela) Finley of Norway, Dean Finley (Raegen) of Kingsford and Danyel (Brian) Pipp of Breitung Township; a sister, Gina (Tim) Dettman of Breitung Township; a sister-in-law, Kathy Rice; five grandchildren, Tanner Finley, Heather Hewlett, Andres Finley, and Nolan and Blake Pipp; special friends, Jim Sparapani, Dixie Luoma, and Mary and Dave McMahon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jeannine was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell in 1998; and a brother, Michael Rice.

A celebration of Jeannine’s life will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the C&R bar in Aurora, Wis. Burial will be in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Jeannine Finley online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.

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