In Memory of Austin Finch
Austin Frederick Finch age 95, of Amery, Wisconsin passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Amery Memory Care.
Austin was born on April 2, 1924 in Ben Claire, South Dakota to Ross and Caroline (Drenckhahn) Finch. He lived there until the passing of his father at the age 11 where they then moved to Red Wing, Minnesota to be closer to his Mom’s family. In Red Wing the family purchased a farm. He attended school in Red Wing where he graduated from. After graduating from High School he enlisted into the United States Army Air Force and was later honorably discharged. On January 27, 1947 while enlisted he was married to Lillian May Reed and to this union 2 daughters were born. After being honorably discharged they lived several places until finally making their home in St. Paul, Minnesota. In December of 1981 Austin retired from International Harvester Truck Division in Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1982 he moved to Amery.
In his free time he loved to go square dancing, camping and enjoyed fixing things. He would even take things apart to make it better. Austin was known around Amery as “Mr. Fixit.” He could fix anything and everything and loved doing it.
Austin is survived by his daughter, Theresa “Terri” (Gary) Anderson; 4 Grandchildren, Todd Anderson, Chris (Nancy) Anderson, Scott Anderson and Jeff (Susan) Anderson; 5 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Katherine Janisch. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; a daughter, Carol Ann and a brother, Willard Finch.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amery, Wisconsin with Father Gene Murphy officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 – 7PM on Monday at the Williamson-White Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the Amery Cemetery immediately following the service.