Ludwig Michael Finzel
Ludwig Michael Finzel
  • September 18, 1936 - November 11, 2017
  • Union, Illinois

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Ludwig "Lewy" M. Finzel, 81, of Union, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on November 11, 2017. Born September 18, 1936 in Elgin; he was the son of George and Katherina (Gehringer) Finzel. He married Darlene Schmidt on June 13, 1959 in Marengo.
A U.S. Army Veteran, Lewy was a member of Sacred Heart Parish. He retired from Local 1035 after 30 years of employment; he was also a member for 48 years. A former Democratic precinct committeeman, Lewy was an election judge for McHenry County, Coral 1 Township. He was a member of the Starlight Travel Goup.
He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, puzzles and most of all, spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Darlene Finzel; sons, John (Sherry), Paul (Vicky), Peter (Jodi), Randy (Amber) and Matthew Finzel; daughters, Teresa (Paul) Whitman and June (Dan) Reinert; sisters, Alice Hosey and Dot VanEyke; brother, George Finzel; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, plus 1 on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Finzel and sister, Judy Fruin.
Special thanks to the many family and friends who provided support and resources and to Journey Care Hospice, especially JEANNIE.
Visitation 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. until Mass at 11a.m. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Sacred Heart Parish, 323 N Taylor St, Marengo. Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Marengo. Online condolences may be submitted at