In Memory of Laura L. Fineran



Laura L.  Fineran
Laura L. Fineran
Born: June 2, 1978
Died: January 11, 2021
Age: 42
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Laura L. Fineran
June 2, 1978 - January 11, 2021
From: Arthur, IA

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.

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Wednesday,
January 20, 2021
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa

Facebook Live Link
https://www.facebook.com/Christensen-Van-Houten-Funeral-Homes-381323435333828

OFFICIATING

Father Joseph Dillinger
Father Richard D. Ball

CASKET BEARERS

Sam Mortensen
Greg Mace
Chris Lansink
Andy Mortensen
Aaron Lansink
Brad Fineran
James Henkelman

Honorary Pallbearers
Her Beloved Nieces & Nephews
Trey, Tayten, Hayden, Haxton
Ava, Addison, Ella, Hoyt, Emmett

VISITATION

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa

MUSIC

Recorded Selections
"Jealous of the Angels"
"You Raise Me Up"
"On Eagle's Wings"

Kay Bloyer, Organist
Jessica Gunderson, Trumpet

INTERMENT

At A Later Date


Condolences


Monday, January 25, 2021 at 11:39 AM
“Sorry for your loss our condolences Kenny & Anne Thornhill”
- Anne Thornhill
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM
“Prayers for the whole family as we grieve the loss of Laura. Her contagious smile and love will be greatly missed.”
- Nick Grote
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM
“Deb, Keith & Families: Sorry for your loss. It was a beautiful service. Your families will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Julie Belstene
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Laura’s passing. We are sending love from CO, wish we could be there during this difficult time. Laura was very sweet and kind whenever I saw her. Love you all very much, and will keep you in our prayers. ”
- Jody Bennigsdorf
Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:15 AM
“Keith, Deb, and all family and friends... Our hearts are broken to hear this news of Laura. You are in our thoughts and prayers! LOVE and MANY HUGS from your "B" family in CO! ”
- Craig & Julie Bennigsdorf
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“Keith and Deb,
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”
- LaDonna Miller
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“Deb, Keith & family. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Laura.
Sending you hugs and love from Colorado!
XOXO Buddy, Cindy & Courtney ”
- Cindy Hansen
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Laura We know she will be deeply missed by all the the ones she knew and those who grew to know her Her family will have some great memories of her and will keep them in their hearts We just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and for all the hard times sure to come Love to you and and you are in our prayers Love, Lynne & Danny Hawks ”
- Lynne & Danny Hawks
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“Keith, Deb, Marzia, Jim and John.
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. ”
- Drew & Rochelle Anderson
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:49 AM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.”
- Suzie Henkelman
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 10:58 AM
“So sorry for your loss our prayers with you and your family🙏”
- John & Sharon Hansen
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:09 PM
“Laura was one of the most amazing people I have ever met. She was always thinking of others. She inspired me with her strength, positivity, and sense of humor. She believed in me and encouraged me to stay strong when I needed it most. I feel truly blessed that our lives crossed paths and will always cherish the memories we made. My heart goes out to all of Laura's family. You are in my thoughts. ”
- Lindsay Cox (DeWitt)
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Deb, Keith and family,
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! ”
- Alan and LuAnn Bennett
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Keith,Deb and family
Our prayers to all. Hold your memories close.
A gal who enjoyed life.May she enjoy eternal life.”
- Marie and Robert Baker
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Keith, Deb, and family, We were so sorry to learn of Laura's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you. Michael and Linda Hedden”
- Linda Hedden
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Keith and family, I'm so sorry for your loss.”
- Carol Friday Witry
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Our condolences are with your family. ”
- Laurel & Sandra Boerner
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been thinking of all of the family and have been keeping everyone in my prayers.”
- Sheila Petersen
Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:08 PM
“Keith, Debra, So very sorry to hear of the loss your daughter. My family and I send our heartfelt sympathy. Prayers to you all.....”
- Tony Jensen
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 3:09 PM
“The one and only Laura❤️Heaven was waiting for you but we weren’t ready, you touched our lives in many ways and also Sara and Scott’s. Hugs and prayers Marzia, your mom was proud of you. Hugs and prayers
Keith, Deb, Jim and John and your families ( your kids were everything to Laura) ”
- Wendy and Bob Lorenzen
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:34 PM
“Deb, Keith , and
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 ,,”
- betty Lou (Jacobs) bOND
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Deb, Keith and family,
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
- Brian and Barb Bennigsdorf
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Oh Deb and Keith. Words cannot express the sadness that I feel for U at this terribly difficult time. All I can offer is my sincere condolences and know that God Is Love and is there to lay your sorrows on. Praying for peace for you and the family. ”
- MARETA VERMEYS
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Laura was one of a kind with the a true heart of gold. She was admired by so many within all the local communities surrounding Arthur. You couldn't help but like her. She was always sure to stop to make time to visit no matter where you ran into her. We would spend many hours talking about anything and everything, I will truly miss her. Laura raised such a beautiful and kind daughter, she was so proud of her daughter & best friend Marzia. They had a special bond many mother could only wish for with their own kiddos. May she be at peace in heaven and help you all heal by rejoicing in the bountiful love and friendship she shared with her family and friends. ”
- Jody & Chris Harris Family
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“My sincere sympathy to the Fineran family! God will be with you in your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Joan”
- Joan K. Petersen
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“Keith, Deb, and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Laura. Please know that you are in our prayers ”
- Cathy and Bob Maynard
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM
“We send our sympathies at this time. Mike, Dena, and Austin Fineran.”
- Mike Fineran
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Deb and keith.
Very sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family”
- Keith and Lorie Bennigsdorf
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Deb, Keith, Marzia , Jim ,John and families I can not image what you are all going thru. My heart aches for all of you. Prayers that God will see you thru this and you all have my deepest sympathy”
- Marilyn Skaren
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Keith, Deb, and family - my prayers and sympathy at this time of great loss. May memories sustain you during this time of pain and loss.”
- Sister Shirley Fineran
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Deb and Keith, so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.”
- Colleen Hare
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“Deb & Keith, we know from our personal experience how devastating this is for the two of you. We found comfort in the poem by Darcie Sims “Grief is the price we pay for Love”. We don’t ‘lose’ our child-they remain in our hearts forever. Thinking of both of you and sending our prayers that the good memories overshadow this tragedy. ”
- Dave & Joyce Johnson
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:24 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Laura. She was good natured and full of spirit. May God with your family today and always!”
- JAMES HENKELMAN
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:43 PM
“Keith and Deb, There is no greater sadness than the loss of a child, and we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. She, and you both, are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Collette and Ken Huntley
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:43 PM
“Keith, Deb and Family,
So sorry to hear of Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Joe and Teresa Lahr
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:43 PM
“Deb and Keith, thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Sending God's love.”
- Bill and Susan Dreessen
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Deb, Keith and Family,
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”
- Mark and Bridget Drey
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“So sorry to hear this news. She was a cheerful, good natured person. ”
- Darby Sanders
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Sorry for your loss,you are in our prayers.Laura always had time to stop and say hello,she will be missed. ”
- Sandy&Bud Lichter
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Laura was a great friend and classmate. The world lost a great person. My heart and prayers go out to the family.”
- Ryan Tiefenthaler
Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“We are saddened to hear of Laura's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”
- Glenn & Sally Becker
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