Deborah Jean Finseth, 58Published 10:23am Monday, September 2, 2013
Deborah Jean (Hanley) Finseth passed away Aug. 31, 2013, after a nine-month battle with Leukemia.
She was born Sept. 24, 1954, in Rochester, Minn., to Aaron and Jeanne Hanley. She graduated from Hollywood High School, in Hollywood, Calif. On Feb. 14, 1976, she married Jeffrey Finseth at The Little Brown Church in the Vale. The couple lived in and raised their children in Austin, Minn. In 2009, Deborah moved to Rochester after the passing of her husband.
Deborah was always a caregiver in some shape or form having worked at a nursing home, Hiawatha Children’s Home; Austin Senior Center as a senior advocate; St. Olaf Hospital, as the life line coordinator; executive director of the Mower Council for the Handicap, legal services of Austin and Rochester as a paralegal and until her illness owned Access to Justice. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling. She got the most enjoyment out of spending time with her grandchildren. She traveled many miles to attend sporting events, school activities, holidays and birthday parties.
Survivors include her daughter, Desiree (Jay) Milbridge; son, Cale (Angela) Finseth; father, Aaron Hanley; sister, Terri (Bob) Pervin; niece, Michele Kruger; nephew, Troy Kruger; grandchildren, Alexis, Ayla, Avery, Camden, Adelynn and Noah; mother-in-law, Estelle Finseth and father-in-law, Orvis Finseth.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Finseth; mother, Jeanne Prouty and grandchildren, John, Mathew and James.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at Church of the Savior (971 16th St. SE Rochester, MN). Visitation will occur one hour before the funeral service.