David Finneseth, 71, Fargo, formerly of Minot, North Dakota, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 surrounded by family and caring Hospice staff.

David was born to Hiram and Evelyn Finneseth in Minot, ND on June 1, 1939.  He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Velva High School in 1957 and entered the Army that fall.  He completed basic training for Military Police and was stationed in Korea until 1959, when he was transferred to Ft. Mead, Maryland.  It was there where he met and married Kay Holman on November 23, 1961 in College Park, MD.  After serving in the military he completed two years at Prince George's Junior College for business and worked for Sears until he accepted a job with State Farm Insurance Company.  In February of 1963 they moved to Minot, ND to start his insurance business.  He worked for State Farm for 37 years and continued to run the family farming operations for 20 years.  When he retired in 2000, David and Kay enjoyed being snow birds for a few years at their home in Surprise, Arizona until his health began to fail.  In the fall of 2009 they moved to Fargo to be closer to family.

David was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Minot, ND and served on the church council.  In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, woodworking, walking, racquetball, volleyball and attending Minot sporting events as well as his grandchildren's sporting and musical events.

David is survived by his wife, Kay Finneseth(3602 Juniper Court South, Fargo, ND 58104); son, Mike (Sheila), Fargo, ND; daughter, Sandy Christenson (Sean) Saint Louis Park, MN; brothers, Harley Finneseth, Lynnwood, WA and Paul Finneseth, San Diego, CA; sister, Paulette Finneseth, San Bernadio, CA; grandchildren, Derek, Matt and Bryan Finneseth, Fargo, Carly and Wyatt Christenson, Saint Louis Park; several Aunts, Uncles and  Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.                    

Memorials preferred to Hospice of Red River Valley and Hope Lutheran Church.  The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers of Hospice and Home Instead that gave such loving care to David.

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