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Donald William Finnigsmier, Jr.

Posted 2020-06-23 by mhenderson
Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

>> Donald William "Fingers" Finnigsmier, Jr. <<
>> 1965 - 2020 <<

History: Donald Finnigsmier Jr was born on March 9, 1965 in Hastings
Nebraska and was the youngest of 4 children. He was 17 when he joined
the United States Navy on December 23, 1982. He was awarded multiple
accommodations for service and excellence throughout his 20 year Naval
career. He was a veteran of Desert Storm, where he was given the
nickname “Fingers”. After his retirement from the Navy, he made his
home in Lake Havasu City Az, where he worked as a motorcycle mechanic
before becoming a long haul truck driver with his co-pilot Beaux,
until he was called home.

On September 24, 2006, in Lake Havasu City Arizona, he married the
only love of his life, Diane Armstrong. They have 4 dogs and 4 cats
that are their fur babies. His hobbies included “Wind Therapy” on his
HD, family time, spending time with his “Brothers”, studying the
bible, reading, and watching a little tv every now and again. His
veteran brothers were a major influence in his life; whether it be at
the Legion drinking coffee, on a poker run or a weekend getaway. These
were times he cherished. Fingers had a passion for food, particularly
his sister in law Frenchy’s Louisiana home cooking. He was also an
advocate for animals and children. Other than growing up in small town
Nebraska and traveling the world with the Navy, Lake Havasu City was
his home.

Donald was preceded in death by his Father Donald Finnigsmier Sr.,
Mother Lois Finnigsmier, Grandparents Oscar and Lena Karabel and his
best friend and pet: Chopper.

Fingers was a Life Member of the VNVLV MC (20 years), a member of the
Lake Havasu City American Legion Post 81 and the NRA. He was also a
member of Calvary Church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior
in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Finnigsmier of Lake Havasu City
Arizona and their fur babies, Beaux, Tete Fife’, Tuffy, Gizmo, Gooney,
Roni, Prissy and Lucy. His niece and nephew fur babies, Angel and
Titus. Sisters in laws: Frenchy Doyle of Lake Havasu City Arizona and
Naomie Ferguson of DeQuincy, Louisiana, numerous Nieces and Nephews,
but closest to his heart was his great niece Dana-Jolie Shelton, his
“Dana Bug”!, Sisters: Linda & Dole Hoover of Mansfield Ohio, Judy
Karmazin of Gibbon Nebraska and Patsy & Edward Hill of Ogallala

A lakeside gathering will be held Sunday June 14, 2020 at 10:00 am at
Rotary Park, Lake Havasu City AZ, at the end of Smoketree Avenue.
Ramadas 1&2 have been reserved, please bring a chair if needed. There
will be a gathering at the American Legion afterward to share memories
and stories of this extraordinary husband to Diane and Brother to

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card, go to

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