Michael R. Finneran

August 28, 1947 ‒ November 05, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Michael Robert Finneran, 70, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was born August 28, 1947 absented the body on November 5, 2017. Mr. Finneran was born in Columbus to George and Jane Finneran. He was named for his uncle Robert, who gave his life for his country in WWII.

Mr. Finneran grew up in Worthington (Linworth) and graduated from Worthington High School in June, 1965. He ran track and cross country under Coach Les Eisenhart, and was honored to be elected captain of the team his senior year when the team won their 6th consecutive Central Buckeye League championship, 3rd consecutive Central Ohio District championship, and 2nd consecutive Regional championship. The team finished 9th in the Ohio High School Athletic Association cross country meet that year.

Mr. Finneran attended Eastern Kentucky University and later graduated from Franklin University in Columbus in 1969 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

On the night of July 27, 1980, while reading the book, “Born Again” by Chuck Colson, Finneran was confronted with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Realizing his own sinful condition before Almighty God, he placed his trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ and experienced the “new birth”. (John 3:3, Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9, 10, 13)

Over the next 30 years, he graduated from Grace Theological Practicum with a Degree in Theology, studying under Dr. Herman A. Hoyt and Dr. John Whitcomb. He then delighted to serve the Lord with gladness, leading singing in Morning Worship Services, teaching Sunday school and holding services in nursing homes. He also directed church choirs, counseled at summer youth camps, and occasionally filled pulpits on Wednesday and Sunday evenings. He was pleased to see many souls won to Christ during the altar calls he gave at such events.

On July 31, 1992, he married the love his life, the former Susan Stout. They were blessed with a joyful Christian marriage, raising 5 children, serving local churches, and working together as landlords in Franklin and Knox counties over several decades.

Professionally, Mr. Finneran, also known as “The Ad Man”, supported his family by working as a marketing representative for HALO Branded Solutions and Kaeser-Blair, Inc. in the promotional advertising industry for more than 25 years. Earlier, he was employed by Mount Vernon News as Carrier Supervisor, Dow B. Hickman Pharmaceuticals (later Bertek), Art Trends, Inc., Priority Investigation Associates as Security Supervisor and Level 1 Investigator, and Schmidt Security, Inc. during his professional career, which spanned 49 years.

He was elected to 3 terms on the Knox County Republican Central Committee and was active in community softball league play for many years.

Besides his beloved parents, George and Jane (Warnock) Finneran, he was preceded in death by, his grandparents, James and Louise (Doersam) Finneran, and Cline and Mabel (Inman) Warnock, and his younger brother, Todd.

He is survived by his devoted wife and helpmeet, Susan, cherished daughter, Barbara (Daniel) Kost, beloved son, Josiah (Sarah), Samuel (Tabatha), Nathanael, and Amos; sister, Kathleen (Harvey) Evans, brother, Terry (Theresa) Finneran, sister, Molly (John) Gamertsfelder and sister-in-law, Waree Finneran. In addition, he is deeply grateful to many fellow saints in fundamental, Bible believing churches and clients for their valuable contributions to his life and well-being.

The body of Mr. Finneran will be sewn at Mound View Cemetery where it will await the sound of the trump of God and the shout of the Lord unto the resurrection to life everlasting (I Thess. 4:13-18, John 5:28-29).

Friends may call on Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple, 21453 Floralwood Drive, Howard, Ohio 43028. A funeral service will be held at the church on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning at 11 a.m. where friends may also call one hour prior. Pastor Curt Smith will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple or the Temple Christian Academy.

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  • Nathanael and Amos,

    I’m so very sorry learning of the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    May you find peace in your heart

    Many blessings and prayers
    Dee Hall

  • I am saddened to learn of Mike’s passing. He remained so strong and was so dedicated to helping others. He will be deeply missed. My sincerest condolences to his family.

  • Mike has been one of the strongest and most determined men I’ve ever met. His faith has carried him through so many obstacles and touched the hearts of all who knew him. My deepest sympathies and prayers for his family and friends. The world was a better place with Mike in it. Rest in peace now and sing in heaven.

  • It was a pleasure to work with Mike and share many hours of fellowship with such a fine Christian Brother.My prayers to God , to keep you all comforted during this time of grieving.

  • So sorry for your loss but I know he was so really to get out of his earthly pain and enter where There is no pain, May God Bless the family and watch over them and protect each one , Sincerely Janice Keen

  • I am so very sorry for our loss. My thoughts & prayers will be with you during this difficult time. There is comfort knowing we will see him again. Thank you Jesus for this man’s godly life.

  • Susan & Family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mike but we know he is in a better place. Our prayers go out to your family at this time.

  • Mr Finnerman. Was a Godly man and was an example to me,i loved too hear him talk about the Lord,I know I will see him again,may the Lord comfort you folks at this time and may he bless you.

  • Mr Finnerman. Was a Godly man and was an example to me,i loved too hear him talk about the Lord . He always had a word of encouragement for me . Mrs Finnerman may the Lord comfort you and the family at this time.

  • Our condolences to all the family. We did just learn of his graduation into heaven. He will be missed by a lot of people because he loved the people God created & didn’t hesitate to speak of his Savior Jesus. Mike was all in with Jesus & a good soldier for his Heavenly Father. I always enjoyed talking with Mike. It would make my day to hear him talk & his laughter was always a healing balm because when he laughed you would naturally join in his laughter. It was a joyful laugh as any really good Irishman could give. Yep he will be missed but oh what his eyes see right now. Wow, happy graduation to Michael R Finneran!
    Prayers for God’s abundant grace at this time for family & friends.

  • Mike was a very special man, and I am glad to know that he is now more alive than ever with our Lord Jesus Christ. We first met at Peniel Bible Camp, and what a joy it was to fellowship with him at Family Camp and serve together at Junior I Camp. He was so encouraging and will definitely be missed. It is painful for us now, but eternity with God will more than make up for it!

  • Dearest Finneran Family-
    I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband/father. Prayers go up from our household for you during this time and we’ll be asking God to give you comfort as you more forward. May you find peace as you hand your sorrow over to Him.

    Sandi and Stan Broadway

  • Dear Susan & Family,
    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. At least he’s not suffering and in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Our sympathy,
    Jim and Rhonda Young

  • Dear Sister Susan,
    Please accept our sympathy. Heaven holds more attraction all the time as the ones we love pass into the Lord’s presence. May God bless and comfort you.
    Les and Ruth Vnasdale

  • Susan & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. Michael was such a special friend since we became roommates at EKU in 65. He always had a great work ethic, which he carried into his adult life. His love for Jesus and his family has been an inspiration for not only me but for others as well. I personally will miss my friend . I know that Michael is in a better place and I know that we all will see Michael again.
    Rest In Peace my friend for there is no more pain.
    Your Roommate Sammy