Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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Many of you know already that my sweetheart is gone. Thank you all for the kind thoughts, prayers and hopes. It means so much to know that others care.

Pearle F. Finigan
, 89, Lincoln, died Tuesday (10-6-09). Born (7-18-20) in rural Lincoln, Nebraska to Francis E. and Pearl M. (Allely) Finigan. Ret. farmer/developer. Farmed with horses and tractors. Member: Country Club of Lincoln; Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement; served as Nebraska Director of Agriculture under Governors Ralph Brooks, Dwight Burney and Frank Morrison; very early supporter of John F. Kennedy; owned and operated Finigan Drug in Estes Park, Colo.; developed land for commercial use and acreages in north Lincoln; delegate to several National Democratic Conventions; member of the University of Nebraska Marching Band.

Family members include friend and companion of 26 years, Liana K. Sandin, Lincoln; brother: William Finigan, rural Lincoln; cousins: Mildred McGill, Davey; Thelma Anderson, Lincoln; Bill Ely, Stella; Jim Rowson, Fremont, Calif.; Vicki Dean, Littleton, Colo.; Jim Yates, California. Preceded in death by parents; brother, Edwin J. Finigan.

Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday (10-11-09) Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 "O" Street. Funeral Mass 1 p.m. Monday (10-12-09) Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Msgr. Robert Tucker officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to The Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, 6321 "A" Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510. Visitation 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Roper and Sons, 4300 "O" Street. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at

the Lincoln Journal Star | Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2009 3:00 am |