Charles Finn, 85, died peacefully on Nov. 17, 2017. Born in Gerled, Iowa on Oct. 13, 1932 to Harold and Anna (nee Seibold) Finn, he graduated from the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for IBM as a systems engineer for many years. He also found time to volunteer, serving on the District 90 River Forest school board, the Thatcher Woods Area Boy Scout Council, and the board of Barr Camp for many years. 

A longtime member of the River Forest Service Club, he was recently honored at the Memorial Day Parade. As a proud member of the River Forest Tennis Club, he enjoyed playing tennis with his friends. 

Charles Finn was the husband of Annette (nee Oehmig); father of Jane Finn (Kevin) McCole, Douglas (Jane) and Peter (Grace); grandfather of Christopher, Tim, Kate, Madeline, Tom, Caroline, Lily, Liam and Luke; brother, of Harold (Karen); and the uncle of many nephews. 

Memorial visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. until the time of service, 3 p.m., at United Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorials to the Norman B. Barr Camp Inc., P.O. Box 70, Williams Bay, Wisconsin 53191 or to United Lutheran Church, 409 Greenfield St., Oak Park 60302.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 708-848-6661. 

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