OBITUARY

Ludwig "Lewy" Michael Finzel

September 18, 1936November 11, 2017
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Ludwig “Lewy” M. Finzel, 81, of Union, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on November 11, 2017. Born September 18, 1936 in Elgin; he was the son of George and Katherina (Gehringer) Finzel. He married Darlene Schmidt on June 13, 1959 in Marengo. A U.S. Army Veteran, Lewy was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. He retired from Local 1035 after 30 years of employment; he was also a member for 48 years. A former Democratic precinct committeeman, Lewy was an election judge for McHenry County, Coral 1 Township. He was a member of the Starlight Travel Goup. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, puzzles and most of all, spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Darlene Finzel; sons, John (Sherry), Paul (Vicky), Peter (Jodi), Randy (Amber) and Matthew Finzel; daughters, Teresa (Paul) Whitman and June (Dan) Reinert; sisters, Alice Hosey and Dot VanEyke; brother, George Finzel; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, plus 1 on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Finzel and sister, Judy Fruin. Special thanks to the many family and friends who provided support and resources and to Journey Care Hospice, especially JEANNIE. Visitation 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until Mass at 11a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Sacred Heart Parish, 323 N Taylor St, Marengo. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Marengo. Online condolences may be submitted at Marengo-unionfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 17, 2017

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, November 17, 2017

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Ludwig "Lewy" Michael Finzel

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Anne Smith

December 12, 2017

Lewy was a delightful man and I always enjoyed talking to him on the Starlight trips. I will miss him. My thoughts are with you, Darlene and the rest of the family.

Lee Nega

November 19, 2017

My thoughts and prayer are with you Lewy and your family.

Lee Nega & Judy Jacobsen

Robert Schmidt

November 18, 2017

I am so sorry for you loss. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go to you aunt Darlene and all of the family

Susie Slack

November 16, 2017

I am deeply saddened by his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. My deepest condolences, he will not be forgotten. Rest in peace "Lewy".

Susie Slack

Edward & Valerie Slack

November 16, 2017

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you.

Ed, Valerie, Clayton and Alex Slack

November 15, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers for Darlene and
the family. I was happy to spend some time
with Louie at the reunion in Hampshire this
last summer when he dressed in his German lederhosen and alpine hat with feather. I got together with Louie often when we were
both in different High Schools and still remember those good times. I will miss him .
Joe Hemmer and family.
Naperville, IL

Molly Hilburger

November 14, 2017

Peter and family.. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Erin Markison

November 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Laura Heinberg

November 13, 2017

So Sorry! What good times you have had, He will be missed, love to you Darlene and your family.

Rita Gross

November 13, 2017

Darlene & Family. So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love John & Rita

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