Lt. Col. Paul J. finken

We honor Paul's service
to our country

Memorial Trust

A memorial trust has been established:

Farmer's Trust & Savings Bank
c/o Paul Finken Memorial
PO Box 285
Earling, IA 51530-0285
Or Call (712) 747-2000


To our family, friends, neighbors, classmates from HCS & USMA, fellow service members, and all veterans – especially all American Legion and Veteran of Foreign War posts;  To members of the Iowa State & Shelby County Police departments, Crawford & Shelby County Volunteer Fire Departments, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Catholic Schools, 101st Airborne Honor Guard, and Patriot Guard Riders; To Fr. M. Berner, Fr. T. Coenen, and Fr. R. Harris, Dick Jones and his staff at Pauley–Jones Funeral home, members of the St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Church – Knights’ of Columbus – and  Communities;

To any/all others organizations, groups, or individuals that we may have missed but whom supported and contributed to making LTC Paul Finken’s visitation & funeral services so memorable & honorable, 

Jackie & Paul’s families wish to extend our warmest & sincere gratitude.  Words cannot fully express how much your generosity, actions, and condolences meant to us.  Nothing will replace Paul, but your outpouring of love, contributions, and efforts, not only comforted, but also overwhelmed us, during this difficult time.   Paul fought and died defending our great nation, our small towns, and you – his extended family & friends.  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

 May God Bless Earling, Shelby County, Iowa, Nebraska, and our great country, the United States of America!