1934 - 2014
Elaine Finnegan (formerly Bremberger), 80, of Lyndon Station, Wis., passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at the Serenity House in Tomah, Wis., after a long bout with leukemia.
Elaine was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Kenosha, Wis., the daughter of Clarence and Marion (Hall) Sinnen and attended schools there. She was a registered nurse, a graduate of Columbia College of Nursing in Milwaukee. She married Elmer Bremberger in 1956 and lived in Pewaukee for many years while raising their family and continuing her nursing career. They relocated to Lyndon Station in 1988 and she continued her nursing career at Hess Memorial Hospital in Mauston and retired in 1999. Elmer preceded her in death in 1995. In 2002 she married Ronald Finnegan. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and the V.F.W
. Auxiliary. Elaine enjoyed all of her nursing career along with golfing, dancing, playing cards and spending winters in Arizona.
Elaine is survived by her loving husband, Ronald; sons, Bill (Pamela) of Lyndon Station and Daniel of South Dakota; a daughter, Vicki (Kevin) Nold of Hartland; a stepson, James Finnegan of New Lisbon; 2 grandchildren, Derek and Rachel; a step granddaughter, Megan (Ed) and great grandchildren, Castiel, Ayden, Katella, Rowan and Eddie. She is further survived by brothers, Gerald (Jean) Sinnen of Kenosha, Herb (Leta) Sinnen of San Diego, Calif., and Joe (Pat) Sinnen of Waterford; sisters, Rita of Alaska and Marilyn of Union Grove; sisters-in-law, Arlene and Nora Sinnen; mother-in-law, Helen Reganti of Rockford, Ill., many nieces, nephews, and other dear relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Elmer; and brothers, Robert and Ralph.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped Elaine and her family through difficult times, especially nurses, Stacy and Ginger in the Infusion Department at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage and a very special thank you to Dr. Walter Longo at UW Hospital Oncology Department. Their love and kindness will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Lymphoma Leukemia Society or Hospice Touch of Tomah would be appreciated.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church in Lyndon Station, with Father Valentine Joseph celebrating. Burial will be at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Conway Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and then process to the church.
The Conway-Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements. For On-Line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com