Marlene (Hogan) Finn

Marlene Marie (Hogan) Finn of Lansing passed away Thursday, May 2 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 7 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing officiated by Father John Moser. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, June 1 at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, where she was laid to rest with her husband. Memorials may be made to Lansing Lion’s Club, Lansing, IA 52151.

Born April 5, 1941 in Lansing, Marlene was the daughter of the late Marlan Hogan and Sylvia (Pottratz) Hogan (Hegy). She graduated from Lansing Public High School in 1959, where she enjoyed singing, playing the piano, flute and baritone saxophone, horseback riding, water skiing and playing basketball.

Marlene received her nursing degree from the University of Iowa in 1961. She worked at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City where she met Dr. William (Bill) Raymond Finn. They married June 27, 1964 at IC Church in Lansing and settled in Cedar Rapids. While living in Cedar Rapids, she was a founding member of the St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Circle at All Saints Catholic Church and active in Patrons of the Performing Arts at Washington High School. Marlene’s husband passed away in 1999.  She returned to her childhood home in 2014.

Marlene was a devoted mother, wife, sister and friend. An avid Bridge player, Christmas cookie baker and reader, she took pride in her family and always made certain they knew they were loved. She will be dearly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched.

She is survived by her two children, Kelli Colleen Finn of Gurnee, IL and Michael David Finn of Plainfield, IL; three grandchildren, Kathryn, Matthew and Samuel; her brother, Colonel (Ret.) Michael Louis Hogan, and his wife, Diane, of San Antonio, TX, and their three children, Matthew, Sarah and Lisa, all of Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her step-father, Laurel F. Hegy; her step-sister, JoAnn (Hegy) Rayburn; her sisters-in-law, Marsha Schoenberger, Patricia Finn, Shirley Oglesby and Agnes Finn; her brother-in-law, John “Jack” Finn; and her parents-in-law, Loras and Mary Ellen (Holdren) Finn.

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