Lawanna M. Finn

April 29, 1925 – Jan. 24, 2010

Lawanna M. Finn, lifelong Waukesha resident, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at Shorehaven Health Care in Oconomowoc at the age of 84. She was born April 29, 1925, in Pewaukee, the daughter of William and Grace (nee Naylor) Travis. Lawanna worked for the state of Wisconsin as a job developer for many years until retirement. She was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Christian Mothers.

Lawanna will be deeply missed by her children, Jodi (Bruce) Knutson of Minocqua, Martin A. Finn III of Waukesha and Shawn (Kim) Finn of Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Wendy Knutson of Dallas, Heidi (Rob) Siemers of Delavan, Bruce (Kristy) Knutson Jr. of Seattle, Jennifer Finn of Charlotte, N.C., Martin A. (Katie) Finn IV of Lake Mills, Tiffeny Finn of Oconomowoc, Michael Finn of North Prairie, Brian Finn of Sussex and Austin Finn of Oconomowoc; great-grandchildren, Zachary Siemers and Camden Ryan; special friend, Diana Schultz; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.