Iris Finch, 71

Iris Ann Finch, a resident of Fort Ripley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Iris was a loving wife to the late Wayne Finch, and mother to Wayne G. Finch, Roxanne McCaleb, Kathy Nelson, Wanda Maher, Lecia Tallman, April Brackin, Marshall Finch, Mona Andersen and Lucas Finch; grandmother to 19 and great-grandmother to 20 children; and sister of Myra Matich, Jaci Brouer, Nina Sauter and John Killian.
Iris loved her family and her home and took great joy in both. She was an avid hunter and fisher. She spent much of her time happily, doing one or the other. She also enjoyed keeping her gardens, raising animals, cannning and making up new recipes. She was an amazing woman of strength, determination and she will be greatly missed.
Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Finch; mother, June Cronk; and father John Clifford Killian.