Gary Finnell, age 83

Gary Finnell, 83, of Omaha, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021, at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.

Gary was born Nov. 27, 1937, in Hamburg, to Donald and Dorothy (Garrison) Finnell. Gary graduated from Hamburg High School and joined the Army after graduation. Upon finishing his service in the military Gary moved to Omaha and began his career with the Omaha Fire Department where he served for 28 years, retiring as a Captain.

Gary was an excellent mechanic and enjoyed working on anything with an engine.

He and wife, Marylen retired to their acreage in Hamburg where he was passionate about taking care of their home, yard and his boat.

Gary was preceded in death by his wife, Marylen (Kerwin) Finnell and his parents. He is survived by his three daughters, Michele and husband Mike Hovorka of Omaha, Elizabeth and husband Terry Tiemeyer of Omaha, Katherine and husband Jeff Bucher of Hickman; his beloved grandchildren: Tim, Tom and Ellen Tiemeyer; Bridget and Beau Bucher and Kyle Hovorka and wife Suzi and two great granddaughters. He is also survived by his brothers Michael and Lyle Finnell as well as their families.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Hamburg Cemetery in Hamburg at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Remembrances may be left at

Rash-Gude Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on February 02, 2021