Published: Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Casey Lee Finn was born Dec. 13, 1984, in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Robert and Sharon (Scott) Finn. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., and Rockford, Ill., and when he was 11 years old, the family moved to Custer, S.D., in 1995.
He graduated from Custer High School in 2003 and followed his love of working with his hands by working in construction and carpentry. Casey worked for Jorgenson Log Homes for five years before taking employment with Patterson Drilling as a motorman in the oilfields of North Dakota so he could save enough money to build his dream log home in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
His wedding to Krista Carlson was set to take place on Oct. 12.
Casey was an ardent Chicago Cubs fan and was adamant about completing the baseball field in Custer.
Casey, of Rapid City, S.D., died June 8, 2013, as a result of an auto accident near Watford City, N.D. He was 28.
Casey was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Robert L. Finn and John Preston Scott; great-grandfather, Ernest Finn; and uncle, James Scott.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Sharon Finn of Ocean Springs, Miss.; his fiancé, Krista Carlson of Rapid City; stepdaughter, Lexus May of Rapid City; brothers, Ryan Finn (Roderic Dohleman) of Puyallup, Wash.; and Joseph (Teri) Finn of Hattiesburg, Miss.; sisters, Bobbie (Tom) Schneller of Whitewood, S.D., and Dani (Jay) Noem of Custer; grandmothers, Patricia Finn of Chicago, Ill., and Lois Scott of Salinas, Calif.; and eight nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life memorial service was held June 15 at Custer Lutheran Fellowship with Pastors Kent Narum and Tom Opoien officiating.
A memorial has been established to the completion of the Custer baseball field.
Friends may sign his online guest register and offer condolences at www.serenityspringsfuneralchapel.com.
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