William Patrick ‘Bill’ Finn Sr.

July 24, 1928 - Sept. 22, 2007

William Patrick "Bill" Finn Sr., 79, of Pickerel, passed away under the care of his family and LeRoyer Hospice on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007. Bill was born July 24, 1928, in Waukesha, the son of the late Daniel and Margaret (nee Wendell) Finn.

Bill married Phyllis M. Dunn in Waukesha on June 7, 1947; she preceded him in death Aug. 29, 1960. Bill met and later married Evelyn Rogers on Sept. 27, 1975, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

Bill worked for International Harvester in Waukesha for 32.4 years, having retired 1985.

Bill also worked for the town of Nashville for 12 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and the NAHC and was a notary of the public. Bill loved his job and watching westerns. Because of his gift of gab, he loved talking to people. He was a very family-oriented man and a very loving husband.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Pickerel; daughters, Peggy Marie (Jerry) Thomas of Nekoosa, Kathy Jo (Anthony) Anzivino of Waukesha, Sharon Gale Paul (significant other Glenn) of Schofield, Debbie Duernberger (significant other Jim) of Iola and Linda Parker of Waupaca; sons, William P. (Linda) Finn Jr. of Waukesha, Douglas L. Finn of Schofield, John (Gail) Duernberger of Waukesha, Daniel (Linda) Finn of Florence, Ky., and Robert J. Byle of Waukesha; brother, Daniel James (Molly) Finn of Whittier, Calif.; and 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, with three more great-grandchildren on the way.

In addition to his first wife, Phyllis, he was also preceded in death by two children; one granddaughter, Sally; and two brothers, Jim and Ray.

Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 24, at Weber-Hill Funeral Home in Crandon. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Bill Farr officiating. Interment was at Pearson Cemetery. Weber-Hill Funeral Home, (715)478-2322, assisted the family with the arrangements.