Memorials Suggested: George Finnell (1938-2017)
George W. Finnell, 78, of Brady, Nebraska, died February 13th, 2017 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska.
He was born December 15th, 1938 in Indianola, Nebraska, son of George Wesley and Inez (Hall) Finnell. George grew up in the Northport and Bridgeport area. He graduated from high school in 1957 and joined the US Navy where he served for four years.
George married Marlene Colerick on March 1st, 1964 at Bridgeport; to this union three children were born - Todd, Troy, and Amy. He spent many years as a USDA meat inspector and processed deer. George was active in his community - helping his neighbors and lending a hand where needed. He especially enjoyed family time. He was a Red Cross blood donor, a member of the Masons and Shriners. George was an active member of the Brady UMC and served on the church board as a trustee. He supported the kids in his community by being a bus driver and attending ball games.
Surviving are wife, Marlene Finnell of Brady, Nebraska, two sons, Troy (Marci) Finnell of Wright, Whyoming, Todd (Denise) Finnell of Brady, Nebraska; daughter, Amy Finnell of Farnam, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren - Rich, Cassie, Shawn, Les, Steph, Kendra, Colt, Wylee, Cole, Ian; and two great grandchildren, faithful companion Maggie; many friends and extended family.
George was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, two sisters Margaret and Frances and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services was held at Brady Public School, 112 E Popelton, Brady, Nebraska Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am with Pastors Neil Kloppenborg and Janie Freeman officiating.
Interment followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Brady United Methodist Church, PO Box 96, Brady, NE 69123 or Callahan Oncology Center, PO Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69103. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.