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Jane Finnegan

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Jane Carol Finnegan age 78 of New Hampton, IA died Friday, May 19, 2023, at St. Maryโ€™s Hospital in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2023 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Rev. Jim Goerend celebrating the Mass. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton with Victoria Boyd, Nolan Boyd, Callie Speltz, Alex Troyna, Madison Dettmer, Matthew Dettmer and Coltin Craighton serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues and hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, Jane requested donations to the family be given to the American Legion Auxiliary #38, American Legion #38 and Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority in New Hampton. Jane Carol Baldwin was born on May 4, 1945 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of Dale and Marjoire (Freeman) Baldwin. She was raised and educated in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, graduating in 1963. From 1963 - 1967, she attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire. On April 8, 1967 she married Lawrence "Larry" Finnegan and shortly afterward, they moved to New Hampton and had one son, Michael and one daughter, Michelle. She taught second, fourth and fifth grade classes for thirty-two years in the New Hampton Community School System. After retirement in 2001, she was a substitute teacher for eleven years in several area schools. Organizations she was active in were; NEA, ISEA, and NHEA (national, state and local education associations), Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 38. In her spare time she enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren's school activities, reading, going out to dinner, music and spending time with family and friends. One of her favorite quotes was, "May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed by the smiles of the people you love." Jane is survived by her husband Larry; one daughter Michelle (Chris) Speltz of New Hampton; one son, Michael (RaNay) Finnegan of Humboldt; four grandchildren, Victoria (Nolan) Boyd, Callie Speltz, Coltin Craighton, Madison (Matthew) Dettmer; great-granddaughter, Tatum; two brothers, Roger (Deb) Baldwin of Holcombe, WI, Brian (Rhonda) Baldwin and their daughter, Missy Baldwin of Minocqua, WI; five nieces and one nephew. She was the oldest of 29 cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Marge Baldwin; in-laws, Cornell and Nina Finnegan; one brother-in-law, Robert Finnegan.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Janeโ€™s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with her family! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  2. So sorry to hear this thoughts and prayers to all of her family๐Ÿ™โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

  3. So very sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry, Shelly and Mike! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  4. So sorry to read this. Our sincere sympathies with thoughts and prayers ๐Ÿ™

  5. Oh, so sorry to hear this!! Sending our prayers and deepest sympathy to Larry and all the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  6. We are so very sorry for your terrible loss. Really glad I got to see Jane last week. Sending prayers and Love your way.

  7. I am so sad to hear this! Thinking of you all and praying for strength to get through this!๐Ÿ™

  8. So sorry for your loss, Shelly Finnegan Speltz and family. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Hugs

  9. Sorry to hear about the passing of Jane. Hugs and prayers to Larry, Shelly and Mike. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  10. Iโ€™m so very sorry to hear about Jane!! Our thoughts and prayers to the family!!!๐Ÿ™

  11. I am so very sorry Shelly. I canโ€™t imagine the loss of your mom. I have lovely memories of my 5th grade teacher who let us draw while she read out loud to her class. โค๏ธ

  12. Thinking of all of you as you deal with this loss and treasure your memories. Mrs. Finnegan had an impact on many childrenโ€™s lives.

  13. So sorry for your loss. Jane was an excellent teacher and dedicated her life to working with kids. Many fond memories of her. Thoughts and prayers to Janeโ€™s family.

  14. I’m sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of your mother as my 3rd grade teacher and later as she subbed in Fredericksburg. She will be missed!

  15. You can just see all the lives she touched! Really got to know her when we were on negotiations and would hang out at your house.

  16. Larry, Jane and Mikeโ€ฆSo very sorry to hear of Janeโ€™s passing. She was such a sweet lady and always enjoyed conversing with her. Hugs and prayers to all.

  17. Our sincere sympathy to Larry, Shelly and Mike. Jane was a great teacher and a wonderful person. Hugs and prayers ๐Ÿ™ โค๏ธ.

  18. Shelly and family, we are so sorry to hear about Jane. She was a wonderful teacher and friend. Truly a blessing to so many.

  19. Larry and families,
    I am sending my deepest condolences and hugs to all of u. Jane was an amazing woman and friend. RIP Jane.

  20. She truly was a Gem! So very sorry for your loss! Love, hugs & prayers to the entire Finnegan family!๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

  21. Our deepest sympathy to the Finnegan family in the loss of Jane. Our prayers are with you.
    Paul and Patricia Hibbs

  22. So very sorryโ€ฆ..
    She was a delightful co-worker. She LOVED her students, had a great sense of humor, and was always willing to โ€œdo her part.โ€ She was a great NHEA member, serving on the bargaining team and even chairing it!

  23. Prayers for Jane’s family. She was such a sweet person. My heart is sad for all of you and she will be missed.

  24. She was such a wonderful lady. Thoughts and prayers to Janeโ€™s family๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  25. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. A sweet lady and one of my favorite teachers. Rest In Peace Mrs Finnegan. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  26. Our sympathy to the Finnegan family.We were sorry to hear of Jane’s passing.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  27. Larry, Mike, Shelley, and families,
    So sad to hear of Janeโ€™s passing. You have our sympathy for your loss! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’• She will be missed!

  28. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers and condolences to Janieโ€™s entire family and a huge thank you for her years of teaching our children!
    Lance and Jan

  29. Sorry to hear about Jane.
    May the good memories you made over the years, carry you through this difficult time.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Mary Jane Leach

  30. Deepest Sympathy to Larry and the family. Jane was a dear friend and classmate I have wonderful memories growing up together and all the memories since we created. Jane will be missed and remembered!

  31. So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Finnegan was one of my favorite teachers. May she rest in peace.

  32. Dave and I are so sorry for this great loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Jane and will certainly miss seeing her. Our sympathy to all of the family. I was very shocked to hear this. Prayers for the family.

  33. Saddened to learn of Janeโ€™s passing. She was a fun gal to teach with. โค๏ธ
    My heartfelt sympathy to Larry and familyโ€ฆ lifted in my prayers.๐Ÿ™

  34. So sorry–words just seem inadequate for your loss–
    Blessed be her memory! I have fond memories
    from teaching with Jane and activities in ADK.

  35. I am going to miss my good friend. We both taught for NHCSD and joined Alpha Delta Kappa (an international teacher organization) on the same day in September 1983. She later convinced me to add American Legion Auxiliary to my groups. She was fun to be around when we went driving around Iowa searching for the “Freedom Rocks.” We even met the artist when he was in Lawler for the Chickasaw County rock.

  36. We are sincerely sorry to hear of Janeโ€™s passing. May the wonderful memories you have of sweet Jane help carry you through the difficult times. Love and hugs to the entire family. Gary, Gary & Courtney Ball

  37. Sending sympathy and prayers to the family of a great lady. Always a smiling and happy person. She will be missed.


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