Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Edgar Finke

November 4, 1924April 21, 2020

Edgar Emil Finke, 95, peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of April 21, 2020 with his loving wife Dolores at his side in his home in Marengo. He was born on November 4, 1924 in Addison to William and Emma (Ahrens) Finke. He married Dolores Jost on April 14, 1951 in Villa Park. They moved to their farm in Marengo in 1955 where they spent the rest of his life and were members of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a hard working farmer, school bus driver, and worked at FS McHenry County. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler and loved square dancing with his wife. In his later years, he enjoyed doing puzzles, collecting Farmall miniatures, and working in the garden. He was a life long Cubs fan and was able to witness "Game 7"!! He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dolores; his children, Alan (Marilyn) Finke of Elmhurst, Linda (Doug) Hemmingsen of Burnsville, NC, Anne (James) Frisbee of Candler, NC, and Karen (Anthony) Winston of Markham; his two sisters, Verna Brackmann of Marengo, Lillian Schaper of Elmhurst; a sister-in-law, Grace Finke of Aurora. He was the cherished grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 20 and uncle to many nieces and nephews. A private graveside service is being held at 1pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace. Due to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, the graveside service will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Marengo-Union Funeral Home Facebook page. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. A special thank you to his granddaughter, Sara, and to Transitions Hospice. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo, IL 60152. Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.


  • Graveside Service on Facebook Live

    Thursday, April 23, 2020


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Susan Ahrens Godwin

April 26, 2020

Alan, Linda and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad. I remember your dad and mom to be very kind & caring people.
I have many childhood memories of the family.
God's Blessings to the family as you reflect on the memories.
In sisterly love,

Marcia Pansera

April 24, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Edgar

Denise Newbold

April 23, 2020

Doug & Linda and your family, so sorry for your loss. Linda you look so much like him. Your memories will help you through it. Prayers for God’s peace

Doug & Lynne Anthony

April 23, 2020

Have know Edgar and Delores my whole life . Both of us worked with Edgar at FS. Never do I remember seeing something other than a smile on his face. Pray that fond memories help the entire family with their loss.

With sympathy, Doug and Lynne Anthony

Ken Finke

April 23, 2020

I have many great memories of Uncle Edgar and the family. Gathering together with all Aunts, Uncles and cousins at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Elmhurst and visits to Marengo especially the summer over nights at the farm. Also remember the fun ribbing that would go on between my Dad and Edgar often between Ford, Chrysler and which was better. My bet is they are having a conversation in heaven now.

Jeffry Hower

April 23, 2020

Our condolences on the loss of Uncle Edgar. I remember him as a hard working man and a great example of what a person should be. Trips to the farm on the hill were always fun. He leaves this world a better place from having been here. RIP
Jeff & Debbie

Robert, Emily & Emma Budo

April 23, 2020

In this difficult time may peace & love surround you. Our thoughts & prayers for the Finke family.

Jerry and Linda Havens

April 22, 2020

Linda and Doug and the Finke family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
Jerry and Linda Havens

Corinne Hoffert

April 22, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences. I vividly remember Ed as a very quiet, kind man. I knew him through Zion Lutheran School. He was grandfather to Stephanie Frisbee and Dad to Anne Frisbee. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle man who was willing to help when and however he was asked.

Gary Hower

April 22, 2020

My condolences on the loss of Uncle Edgar. I remember the times we visited the farm and played in the hay loft of the barn with my cousins. Uncle Edgar showed us around the machinery and the pigs. He was always friendly. I know he will be sorely missed by all of us.


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