In Memory of Laura L. Fineran
Died: January 11, 2021
Laura Lynn “Martha” Fineran, age 42, of Arthur, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at the Loring Hospital of Sac City, Iowa.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Father Joseph Dillinger and Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Committal services will be held at a later.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s proclamation, masks are mandatory and social distancing rules apply. The funeral mass will be livestreamed on the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home Facebook page. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
In lieu of flowers, donations in Laura’s name may be made to the Odebolt Swimming Pool or Kidzone Child Care Center in Ida Grove, IA.
Laura Lynn Fineran, the daughter of Keith and Debra (Lansink) Fineran, was born on June 2, 1978, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She received her education and graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School with the class of 1997.
After high school, Laura went on to further her education at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She graduated with an A.S. in Human Services in 1999. In the same year Laura was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Marzia.
Laura was currently employed at the ethanol plant, Elite Octane of Atlantic, Iowa. During her days off she enjoyed spending time with family and working at “The Bar” in Lake View, Iowa. She was doing what she loved to do making new friends, telling stories with old friends, cracking jokes, and giving the old timers a hard time. She truly was “one of a kind”. Her laugh and smile would light up a room and with a heart of gold she was a magnet to all the kids.
Laura was the traveling queen and loved adventures. She was always packed and ready to have fun. She treasured her daughter, Marzia and just recently made many timeless memories on a trip to Costa Rica, Cabo and Cozumel. Her nieces and nephews were next on her priority list. She attended everything she could and was always up to shenanigans.
Laura’s pride and joy was her family. She couldn’t get enough family time. Whether it was sitting around the table conversing, playing cards, taking shopping trips, drives around the block, laughing until we cried, helping with hair do’s, appointments or whatever her family needed or wanted Laura was always there. She loved spur of the moment adventures, mystery trips, or even “fun runs” to make sure any kid within the vicinity got anything their parents didn’t want them to have or simply what their little hearts desired.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Marzia Shivers of Fort Dodge, IA; parents Keith and Debra “Deb” Fineran of Arthur, IA; brothers Jim (Mandy) Fineran of Sigourney, IA and John (Sarah) Fineran of Carroll, IA; nieces and nephews: Ava, Addison, Ella, Trey, Tayten, Hayden, and Haxton; great nephew Hoyt; grandmother Leila Lansink; extended family and dear friends.
Laura was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Bernard Lansink; paternal grandparents Emmett and Catherine Fineran; nephew Emmett Fineran; aunts Barb (Jack) Milner and Lois Fineran; uncles John and Jim Fineran.
10:30 a.m., Wednesday,
January 20, 2021
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Facebook Live Link
Father Joseph Dillinger
Father Richard D. Ball
Her Beloved Nieces & Nephews
Trey, Tayten, Hayden, Haxton
Ava, Addison, Ella, Hoyt, Emmett
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
St. Martin's Catholic Church
"Jealous of the Angels"
"You Raise Me Up"
"On Eagle's Wings"
Kay Bloyer, Organist
Jessica Gunderson, Trumpet
At A Later Date
My heart goes out to you and your entire family in your loss of Laura! In reading her obituary I can see that she was so very loved by her family and friends. I am praying for your peace and comfort at this very sad time! LaDonna Miller”
Sending you hugs and love from Colorado!
XOXO Buddy, Cindy & Courtney ”
We are very sorry of your loss. It was a total shock when I (and many) learned of Laura's untimely passing. May you find comfort in this difficult time. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Keeping you in our prayers and sending hugs. May God wrap his comforting arms around you now and always! ”
Our prayers to all. Hold your memories close.
A gal who enjoyed life.May she enjoy eternal life.”
Keith, Deb, Jim and John and your families ( your kids were everything to Laura) ”
family So sorry and shocked to see your love one Laura had passed away.. Every memory will stay in your hearts until you meet again.
God give you strength and wisdom ,,”
No words can express the pain you must be going through over the loss of Laura. Hold tight to your memories for comfort, lean on your family and friends for strength and always remember how much you are loved.
Sending our deepest sympathy and hugs, Brian and Barb
Very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family”
So sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
We are so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing, gone way too soon. 😢 you are in our prayers and we are thinking of you all thru this difficult time.
Mark and Bridget Drey”