Marilyn Sue Finley, Fennimore, WI
October 20, 1940 - November 2, 2017
Marilyn Sue Finley, age 77, of Fennimore, died on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at her residence in North Lancaster Township. Sue was born on October 20, 1940 in Janesville, WI, the daughter of Harold and Lula (Stoner) Finley. Sue was raised on the family farm in Rock Township, attended Bass Creek Country School, and graduated from Janesville High School in 1958. After high school, she studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received a degree in Agriculture Journalism. She was employed by several livestock magazines, and later owned and was editor of Midwest Herdsman. Sue was very active in the American Angus Association, and involved with youth livestock activities.
Sue is survived by her sister, Elizabeth (John) Reilly; nieces and nephews: Mary Sue (Tim Kanppinen) Reilly, Michael (Kerry) Reilly, Brian (Jayci) Reilly, Maggie (Christopher) Salatino, James (Amanda) Reilly and John (Rachel) Reilly; great-nieces and nephews: Tierney and Calvin Reilly, Evan and Jayce Reilly, Reilly, Joe and Claire Salatino, Rachael, Emmett and Taylor Jo Reilly and Emma Reilly. Sue was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cathaleen; and special companion, Roger Kreul.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Footville, WI. Burial of the cremains will be held at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Janesville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday morning. In lieu of plants and flowers, a memorial fund is being established in loving memory of Sue Finley.