Russell D. Finnessey
Finnessey, Russell D. Russell D. Finnessey, age 74, of the town of Grant, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. Memorial services for Russell will be held at 6:30 PM on Monday October 17, 2016 at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Deacon Jerry Ruesch will officiate the service. The family will greet relatives and friends at Ritchay Funeral Home on Monday from 3:30 - 6:30 PM. Russell was born on March 7, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Anna Finnessey He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point. Russell married Diane E. Worzalla on November 27, 1965 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated Russ and Diane's bar in Kellner for over 20 years. Russell later enjoyed his work as a woodworker and craftsman. Russell enjoyed feeding the birds and the squirrels by his home, took great pride in maintaining his lawn and loved animals- especially his cat Bella. He most cherished the time spent with his family. Russell is survived by his wife of 50 years Diane, daughter Tammy (Matt Oleson) Finnessey, grandchildren Trevor and Jacob Fiegel and his cat Bella. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Delores Whitman and uncle Daniel Stoltz who was like a father figure to him. Russell's family would like to thank the staff of Aspirus Riverview Hospital for the wonderful care given to him.
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