Mrs. Della Finke of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Centralia Manor at Centralia, IL on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 12:50 P.M. She had attained the age of 97 years, 3 months and 4 days.
Della was born in Okawville on September 13, 1921 the daughter of Fred and Della (nee Mode) Buescher. She was united in marriage to Wilbert “Squibb” Finke and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1979.
Della was a daycare worker at Immanuel Wee Care in Okawville for many years until her retirement, having had a hand in the development of generations of children. She was a member of the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville. Della will be missed by all those that had the pleasure to know her.
Left to mourn her passing is her two sons, Dennis Finke of Beith, Scotland and Kenneth Finke and wife Susie of Centralia, IL; four grandsons, Dennis Finke Jr and wife Kay of Greenock, Scotland, Sean Finke and wife Valerie of Corby, England, Ryan Finke and wife Crystal of Nashville, IL and Evan Finke and wife Alisha of Nashville; six great grandchildren, Calvin, Louis, Mark, Adam, Abigail and Colten Finke; a sister, Mabel Niemann of St. Louis, MO; a brother-in-law, Mel Austen of North Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Oliver “Bud” Buescher and wife Carmen; four sisters, Ethel Horne and husband George, Isabel Cole and husband Kenneth, Shirley Austen and Minta Ellerbusch and husband Vernon; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Niemann.
Funeral services will be held from the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11: A.M. with Pastor Jeffrey Schwab officiating. Interment will be in the Zion Cemetery in Addieville, IL.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Saturday from 9 A.M. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Wee Care and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com