Mark A. Finney

Oct. 17, 1952 – Dec. 30, 2013

Mark A. Finney, 61, of Eagle, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Aurora Medical Center in Summit.

Mark was born Oct. 17, 1952, in Waukesha, the son of Robert and Mabel (nee Stephan) Finney. He attended Eagle grade school and graduated from Mukwonago Union High School, where he was very active in band. His further education included CNA certification and cosmetology school. He was married to Ann Smale on Feb. 14, 1976.

Mark served his country in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1974 as a member of the Navy band. He re-enlisted from 1986 to 1988, serving in the Mediterranean.

He was co-owner of beauty salons in Eagle and Whitewater. He portrayed a blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle. Mark was most recently employed by SPX in Waukesha for about 18 years.

In all facets of life, Mark was a man of honesty and integrity. He was an avid Packers fan. He enjoyed singing in his church choirs, hunting and fishing with cousins and friends and spending time with his dog, Jake. Mark had a wonderful sense of humor, always quick with the one-line “zingers.” He will be dearly missed by many.

Mark is survived by his sons, James (Alexa) of Sturgeon Bay and Michael of Ripon; mother, Mabel Finney of Eagle; and sister, Gay Semanko (Michael Michela) of Bloominton, Ill. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Banin, Aislin, Gavin and Marley; niece, Alissa Semanko; and a nephew, Tristan Michela. In addition, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends mourn his loss.

Mark was preceded in death by his father, Robert Finney.

A celebration of life will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 4, at Eagle United Methodist Church, 305 E. Main St., Eagle, with the Rev. Lawrence Turner officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a .m. until the time of service at the church. Private burial will be at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

Mark’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aurora Hospital and VNA Hospice for their loving care of Mark, and concern and support given to the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mark’s name may be sent to Kettle Moraine Community Church of North Prairie, Eagle United Methodist Church, Palmyra Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle is assisting the family, 594-2442. For the online guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.