October 26, 2019
Dysart United Methodist Church
Overton Funeral Homes
October 25, 2019
5:00 to 7:00 PM
Overton Funeral Home
Marlys Carole Finzen was born on December 26, 1927, on the family farm in Tama County, the daughter of Alfred and Amanda (Ohrt) Hoeppner. She attended country school. On June 15, 1946, Marlys was united in marriage to Robert Finzen and the Methodist Chapel in Waterloo. The couple farmed in the Traer and Dysart area for many years until their retirement in 1990, when they bought a house in Dysart.
Marlys loved cooking and was well-known for her pastries. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, spoiling her grandchildren, watching college and NBA basketball, listening to polka music, playing cards, and going to Bingo. Marlys died at the age of 91 on October 22, 2019, at Sunnycrest Care Center in Dysart. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Elmer and Art Hoeppner; and two sisters, Thelma Dillon and Loretta Busch. Marlys is survived by three children, Russell (Sharon) Finzen of Traer, Sandy (Greg) Petersen of Dysart, and Terry (Peggy) Finzen of Traer; 9 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and 5 step-great grandchildren.
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