Josephine Finger

Josephine Palma "Josie" Finger (Nasci)

Sunday, March 29th, 1931 - Friday, June 7th, 2019
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This is the story of Josephine (Nasci) Finger. Josie was a truly remarkable woman who was adored, admired, appreciated by so many, and will forever be celebrated. For such a petite Italian woman, Josie’s enormous heart transformed the lives of thousands of people over her 88 years here on earth.

On June 7th, 2019 she passed away peacefully at the Horizon Lawlis Family Hospice Facility in Mequon, WI after suffering a massive stroke just a few days earlier. Before she left this world to be reunited with the love of her life, Ken Finger, she quietly and comfortable spend time there to give her large and grateful family one final gift of time together where songs were sung, stories were told and memories shared.

Josie’s story starts on March 29th, 1931 in Rome, NY, the youngest child to John and Angeline Nasci. Josie spent her childhood in Rome, NY and made many lifelong friends such as Josie, Marian, and Mickey.

Rome is where she would meet and fall in love with Kenneth Finger of Sheboygan, WI. Josie and Ken had a whirlwind romance and were married on May 31, 1952. They lived in a number of places and then settled down to raise their family in Thiensville, WI. Upon Ken’s retirement in 1986 they moved to their lake home on Little Hills Lake in Wautoma, affectionately known by all as “the cottage”. Josie continued to live at the cottage on her own for 12 years after Ken passed, then moved to the Cedar Ridge Independent Senior Living Campus in West Bend in 2014, where she made many friends and enjoyed water aerobics, lunch outings, and playing sheepshead.

In addition to caring for, loving and unconditionally supporting her family, Josie kept busy cooking, clogging, cooking, gambling, cooking, square dancing, cooking, rummaging, and cooking!

Josephine is survived by her five children; Mark and his wife Molly, Patrick and his wife Heather, Paula and her husband Gerald, John and his wife Jill, and Jodi and her husband Johnny.

Additionally she is survived by seventeen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, as well as a large number of other loving relatives and close friends.

Loved ones who cleared the path and were waiting to welcome Josie to heaven included her beloved husband Ken, parents John and Angeline Nasci, brothers Jimmy, Joseph, Gaetano, and Salvatore.

Please join us in a celebration of her life on Sunday, June 23rd at 2:00 pm in the Performance Square Banquet Room at the Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, in West Bend.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful and caring staff at the Horizon Lawlis Hospice Center who compassionately cared for her and her family in the last days of her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the form of a check may be made out to “Cedar Community”, which will be used to provide services and assistance to her friends and residents there.
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  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Cedar Ridge Campus- Performance Square Banquet Room
    113 Cedar Ridge Dr
    West Bend, WI 53095
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Posted at 09:35am
Sending our deepest sympathies for the loss of you mom and our beloved Aunt Josephine, from Anna Nasci and the John T. Nasci family.
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Love, John, Michelle, Garrett and Ellie Stephens

Posted at 11:08am
We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
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Barbara Rich

Posted at 05:57pm
I wasn't too acquainted with Josie but every time I met her when she came to church with Paula, she was so sweet and so pretty and young looking. It was hard to believe she was already in her 80s. I know she will be missed by her family. Every time Paula talked about her it was with glowing, loving and passionate praise.
Please accept my condolences for your heart-felt loss!
Barbara Rich

Emily Schaut

Posted at 11:51am
I am the granddaughter of Josies friend, Pat Baier. I have known Josie my whole life but became really close to her when I married and moved to Wautoma. My husband Scott and I started to help Josie with her yard work every week and before she moved I would help with some house chores. We loved spending time with her. She told wonderful stories and was an amazing cook. She was a big influence when it came time to name our first born, who we eventually named Josephine Jule. It breaks my heart that such a loving and caring soul has left us but she is where she wants to be finally. Our prayers go out to her family who I know she loved with everything she had. May you rest in peace Josie.

Jodi Ritter Posted at 01:21pm

Thank you Emily. She often spoke of what a help you and your husband were to her. We so appreciate your kindness and friendship to her. We will all miss her dearly. Jodi

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