Jeffrey William Finn was born on Jan. 7, 1948 in Proctor, Minn. to Ann and Bill Finn.
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He attended Proctor High and received a Bachelor's of Geography from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He served in the U.S. Army for three years spending time on the Korean Peninsula, and he served in the National Guard for several years after.
He was married to Mary Rick in 1970 in Duluth, Minn. The family lived throughout Minnesota before moving to Montana in the early 1980s. Jeff spent much of his career working and volunteering for the U.S. Forest Service and spending his free time camping, hunting, woodworking, working with his horses and just enjoying the outdoors.
Upon his death he was working as a trail guide in Big Sky.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill; mother, Ann; and wife, Mary. He is survived by his brother, Tim; and four children, Nathan (Kim) Finn, Patrick (Lucina) Finn, Molly (Frank) Hewitt and Daniel Finn. He is the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jorjia, Marcus, Xander, Jeffery, Morgan, Tracey, Morresa and Marlee.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at Dokken-Nelson Sunset Chapel. A memorial fund will be set up at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com.
Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
113 South Willson Avenue Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 10, 2014