William Finney


William Issac Finney, 47, of Des Moines, formerly of Ottumwa died at 7:18 p.m. August 11, 2022 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

He was born January 15, 1975 in Ottumwa to Wilson O. Finney and Willa Dean Proctor.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he attended DMACC. William worked with his father as a painter, for UPS and in construction. He was currently working for Martin Marietta in Des Moines.

He enjoyed working on cars and dirt bikes as well as riding his motorcycle.

Surviving is his companion, Cathy Blaskovich of Des Moines; two daughters, Zoey Stevens-Finney of Ottumwa and Kendra (C.J.) Thompson of Ottumwa; a grandson, Hank Thompson; his father, Wilson Finney (Sharon) of Fairfield; a brother, Michael Finney of Moline, IL; two sisters, Lori Shoemaker (Kevin Perkins) of Des Moines and Lynsey Finney of Fairfield; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Willa Proctor; step-mother, Connie Finney and brother, Wilson Edwin Finney.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16th at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Clark officiating. For those unable to attend, you may watch the service live on the Reece Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.

Visitation with his family present to greet friends will be one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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