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Jon Finnson

Jon Finnson, 71, of Langdon, ND, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Jon was born January 16, 1948, in Langdon, ND, to Helgi and Kristbjorg (Johnson) Finnson. He grew up and went to school in the Milton area, graduating from Milton High School in 1966 where he was an active member of the FFA. He started working at the Texaco Station in Langdon after graduation and then went on to work for the City of Langdon Water Department for 43 years. On September 13, 1991, Jon and Kathleen Arens were united in marriage. Jon loved the Twins, going fishing & hunting, and playing the card game Skip-Bo with friends and family.

Surviving Jon are his wife, Kathy, of Langdon; children: Kevin (Marcie) Finnson, Jeramey Finnson, and Heather Finnson – all of Langdon, Lisa (Kelly) Thompson of Langdon, and Anthony (Kayle) Arens of Mora, MN; grandchildren: Taylor, Brendin, Devin, Andrea, Dylan, Savannah, Angilina, Gabriel, Isaiah, Amanda, Tanner, Hope, Danilynn, and Tristan; brother Sigurjon (Marlene) Finnson of Hamilton, ND; brothers-in-law Dennis Papenfuss and Lenny Arens; and sister-in-law Barb Arens along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: infant brothers Ingimar and baby Finnson, Doris Papenfuss, Gudrun (Fred) Holm, Thordur (Juanita) Finnson, and Gladys (Joseph) Cox.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Fjalla Cemetery, rural Milton.

Visitation will start one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Fjalla Cemetery, rural Langdon.

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 23, 2019
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1124 5th Street
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will start one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial will be in the spring at Fjalla Cemetery, rural Langdon.

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Kathy, and family- my deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in your memories and God's grace bring you peace . So very sorry , Linda

Linda Sperling-Mosser Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

We are saddened by the news of Jon's death and sorry not have been able to attend his funeral service. There are so many wonderful memories of the Finnson Family in our hearts and minds. May God Bless and keep you in His loving care.

Wm and Janet Muldoon Feb 24 2019 12:00 AM

To the family of Jon, Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. I went to school in Milton and Jon graduated a year ahead of me. Such a pleasant person.

Melinda Domstad Feb 23 2019 12:00 AM

We are so SORRY to hear,, our Condolences to ALL,, we really like Jon.this was SAD to hear, Love Ron & June

June Hjelden Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Jons death, He was such a happy kind man and a wonderful person..My heart goes out to you all Love Cindy Romfo Neer

cindy neer Feb 21 2019 12:00 AM

I was SO saddened to hear of Jon Finnson passing away. We grew up in the same Township, attended Tongue River School, Sunday School and Fjalla Church. Jonny was a great neighbor with a ready smile and a great, positive spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We will be in AZ on the day of his funeral but he and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Jonny!!!

Linda Susan Goodman Jacobson Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM

I remember u n dad n teaching us so much, rest in peace. My heart is sad. Best to all to the familiy.

Thressa Nelson Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM

To the family of Jon. We have lo st such a special Icelander. He will be so missed by our Fjalla Family. RIP

Diane Fossum Feb 20 2019 12:00 AM