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Frank Finnegan, 92

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Francis "Frankie" Joseph Finnegan, 92. Osakis, entered his new life on Monday, December 9, 2013 from the Community Memorial Home in Osakis, where he was a resident.

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On February 10, 1921, Francis was born to Thomas and Mabel (Koppin) Finnegan at the family farm in Douglas County. He grew up on the farm and attended country school through the eighth grade. He was drafted into the United States Army during WWII and served his country in the Signal Corps. After serving for three years and participating in the European-African campaign, Frank was honorably discharged and returned to his home in Douglas County.

He remained single all of his life, and in addition to farming, Frank worked for Douglas County doing road repairs for more than 30 years, from 1950 to 1980. Frank bought a home in Osakis and lived there until health reasons required a move.

He spent five years at Woodland View Care Center in rural Long Prairie before becoming a resident at Community Memorial Home in Osakis.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis and also belonged to Osakis VFW Post #7902.

Besides working outdoors and enjoying life in the country, Frank also liked to do yard work, play cards and was an avid reader.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eldora Finnegan of Osakis; nieces and nephews, Michael (Trish) Finnegan of Alexandria, Patrick (Lisa) Finnegan of Clear Lake, Diane Barklind of Osakis, Mary (Gerald) Schneider of Gwinner, ND and Sharon (Jason) Rowe of Bastrop, TX; many great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Judy Soldat; two great-nieces, Jeannie Steidl and Carla Finnegan; and great-nephew, Nathan Schneider.

A Mass of Resurrection will be held for Frank on Monday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. Dave Petron officiating. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Osakis.

Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.

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