Fini passed away November 7th peacefully in his daughter’s home, after battling lung cancer for 4 years.
He was born in Clay Center, KS. He grew up in Wichita, KS. He served 8 years in the Air Force. He was adventurous and loved to travel. He married the love of his life Patricia A. Goyer on Feb. 12 1977. They moved to Dallas, OR in 1978 where he spent most of his remaining life. Enjoying the community and finding his chosen family. He started his own business, Finius Fog Chimney Sweeping, for which he worked 20 years. He was a very handy man. There was nothing he could not fix. He always had his dogs by his side. He loved playing guitar with his many, many friends. Fini fished, hunted and had a true love for the outdoors and nature.
His wife passed away in 2001.
He is survived by his daughter Lynette L. Chasse, grandchildren Victoria L. Baker, and Austin D. Chasse and 2 great grand children. His brother Leif Erickson Mac Martin, nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Lizzy.
A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion, Post 10 in Albany, Oregon at 11 a.m. on December 16, 2017. Later that evening, friends and family will gather to do one of Fini's favorite things; A school house jam in Salt Creek.