Agnes Leonissa (Schuetz) Finger, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, surrounded by family.
She was born June 2, 1931, in rural Brown County, the third of six children of Clarence and Helene (Gold) Schuetz. She grew up on the family farm near Mercier, and graduated from Powhattan High School in 1949.
On Oct. 15, 1951, Agnes married Edward M. Finger of Powhattan. “Eddie and Aggie” then began their farming lives together on the Finger Farm southwest of Powhattan that had been originally established by Eddie’s father, Christian Finger.
She was a wonderful woman, learning early on how to handle six kids while at the same time managing life as a farm wife. She always made sure exceptional meals were prepared for her family and farmhands. She would faithfully deliver lunches to the fields for the workers when the need arose. Agnes relished having fun with friends by joining in on Halloween pranks, social events and shivarees! Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with Eddie, particularly on their Alaskan adventure, their 50th anniversary trip to Hawaii and her final vacation with Eddie and all of their children to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Agnes suffered many years from a very rare debilitating disease, granulomatous angiitis, which eventually resulted in her admittance into the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, where she spent her last years under their compassionate care and every day visits from Eddie.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie; six children, Wayne (Vickie) Finger, Fayne (Vicki) Finger, Dale Finger, Brenda (Justin) Weih, Terry (Patricia) Finger and Janice (Tim) Schroeder; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Mary Adcock and Carl Schuetz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Ivan Schuetz, Lucille (Schuetz) Magers and Jeanne (Schuetz) Boger.
A celebration of Agnes’s life was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. The family visited with friends a half hour prior to services. Burial followed at the Powhattan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Apostolic Christian Home, the Powhattan Cemetery or the Brown County Humane Society, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S Seventh Street, Hiawatha, KS 66434. A special message or note of remembrance may be sent to the family at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
The Sabetha Herald 1/8/2020