Mabel M. Finney
Mabel M. Finney, 89, of Eagle, passed away at 4:30 a.m. March 9, 2017, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at Eagle United Methodist Church with Pastor Lawrence Turner officiating. Burial will be the next day at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, Mabel requested that memorials may be made to Eagle United Methodist Church, Friends of Alice Baker Library-Eagle (FABLE) or the Eagle Historical Society.
Mabel was born August 29, 1927, in Dousman, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Erhlich Stephan. She married Robert Finney at Nashotah Mission on June 6, 1948. He passed away on May 20, 1997. They had two children, Gay Semanko (Michael Michela) and Mark Finney.
She was preceded in death by their son, Mark; her sisters, Dorothy, Edith and Bertha; and brothers, Norman, Albert, Walter, Robert, Richard and John. In addition, she was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, two nephews and a niece.
She is survived by her daughter, Gay (Michael); grandchildren, Alissa McKersie, Jim (Alexa) Finney, Michael Finney and Tristan Michela; and great-grandchildren, Gavin, Marley, Banin and Aislin. She is further survived by three sisters-in-law, Frances, Marjorie, and Barbara, cousins Ron and Daris and many nieces, nephews and their children. She is also survived by the other family members and friends– too numerous to list.
Mabel was a member of Eagle United Methodist Church for over 65 years.
She was the Sunday school superintendent, a trustee, and in charge of many church dinners. In addition, she was active member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 45 years and the Eagle Historical Society. She was one of the founding members of the Alice Baker Library, and her last outing was to attend one of its meetings.
Mabel worked as a cook at Sasso’s Kettle Moraine Inn for over 35 years, retiring in 1992. She objected to being called a "chef," but her cooking rated that title! Her German potato salad was a must for family reunions, and every bake sale Eagle had.
Mabel loved her dogs, and everyone else’s, as well! She relished her time with each one of them!
The family would like to express their thanks to all for all the kindness shown to this vibrant lady. They also want to thank the volunteers, care givers, nurses and doctors at AngelsGrace Hospice— all of whom treated Mabel and us with the utmost compassion, professionalism, integrity and dignity. We all felt truly blessed during this time.
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle is assisting the family, 262-594-2442. For the online guest registry, please go towww.haaselockwoodfhs.com.