In loving memory of

Marion M. Finley
December 23, 1925 - May 13, 2023

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Marion M. Finley, 97, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. A private family burial will be in Nichols Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Marion was born on December 23, 1925, in Muscatine, the daughter of Leroy and Ella Nietzel Daniels. She attended Muscatine High School where she was involved in various clubs and organizations and graduated in 1944. She also played the piano at First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine. She married James D. Finley on February 8, 1947, in Muscatine.

Previously, she was a member of Sweet Adeline's and enjoyed dancing with her husband at the Moose. She enjoyed playing euchre with her husband and friends, playing the piano, spending time outdoors and reading.

Those left to honor her memory include three children, Dean Finley and wife, Tina, of Muscatine, Janet Luedtka of Solon, and Pat Finley and husband, Bobby Olsen, of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Brian Luedtka, Stacey Munson, Clint Finley, Grant Finley, Tana Padilla, Clay Finley, Kelly Hall, and Sean Greengard; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Ella; husband, James; two brothers, Norman and Kenneth Daniels; and son-in-law, Jim Luedtka.


Cindy Matthews wrote on Aug 12, 2023:

"Finley family! I loved taking care of your folks! Your mom could be a handful but I loved her! Prayers to you all and your families!????"

Gail and Joe Blaesing wrote on Aug 9, 2023:

"Janet: Sorry for your loss. "

Janet Clark wrote on Aug 8, 2023:

"I sang with Marion for many years in Port City Pearl Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Had a lot of fun together. Sorry for your loss. "

Bob Huber wrote on May 24, 2023:

"Janet sadden by your lose. God bless. "

Jean Eichelberger wrote on May 18, 2023:

"Dean - if you want to see the tributes from your '73 class members, please go to the Muscatine High School Class of '73 page on Facebook. Again, my condolences."

Brian M Wolfe wrote on May 16, 2023:

"Dean and Tina, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Lori & Brian"

Jean Eichelberger wrote on May 15, 2023:

"Dean and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I know you and your family have good memories of your parents."

Tasha Douthit wrote on May 15, 2023:

"Janet, pat,dean I'm so sorry to hear about Marion may she rest in peace "