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“Dave and family,I'm so sorry to recently learn of Ann's passing. My thoughts for comfort and prayers for peace are with you all. God bless. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Goecke - Friend

“I have known Ann as a member of Ankeny Quilt Guild and will miss her smile and dedication as she spent many hours working on the Country Store at the...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Marjorie Jensen - Ankeny, IA

“Very sorry to hear of Ann's passing. Our prayers are with her family. God Bless all of you ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Paul & Barb Sailsbury - Ames, IA

“I was so sad to hear the news about Ann. She was my cousin, my classmate, and my friend. She will be missed. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jeanne Leibold Moscoso - Brier, WA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Ann was truly a gentle soul. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: DENISE JUNOD - Ankeny, IA

“Dave & family, I am so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. We were classmates @ Turkey Valley and I will always remember Ann as a soft spoken, kind, and...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Karen (Vsetecka) Maricle - IA

“Was very sorry to hear about Ann , she was a great friend and neighbor to us , she will be missed dearly, prayers to you all today . ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jessica Miller - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss and wish you all the best. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Dj Opdahl - Waukee, IA

“Dave and Family, it saddened us all to learn of her passing. Ann was a great person and hard worker. She will be missed by all of us at Central...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jason Fox - JOHNSTON, IA

“My sincerest sympathies to Ann's family. I was a classmate of Ann's at Turkey Valley and will remember her as a quiet, friendly and intelligent being...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Irene (Schmitt) Frantzen - IA

“My sympathy to all of the family ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Gerry Barta - Humboldt, IA

“Dave & all of the family, You have our sympathy.. We lived in the same neighborhood with the Schwamman family and Uncle Myles for many years. Our...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Joe & Marcy Skretta - DECORAH|IA

“Dave & family: we are so sorry for your loss. Ann's heart was truly larger than life & we were privileged to know her! ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Bob & Lori North North - Ankeny, IA

“To Ann's family-You have my sincere condolences on your loss of Ann. She will always be remembered as a sweet, smart, and gifted lady. May God bless...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Dale Elsbernd - Decorah, IA

“So sorry to hear of Ann's unexpected passing. Not only was she a great employee but she was a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Abramovich - Clive, IA

“We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Ann. She was truly a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Lloyd and Irene Bjergum - Decorah, IA

“I will never forget you Ann, and still remember the summers when our family would come to Iowa on vacation. I always stayed with Judy, or course but...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Vickie Sizemore Long - MO

“I grew-up with Ann in "Fort". In a small town everyone knew every one. I knew Ann as a person that cared for people and had a kind soul.May she...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Kimesh - Omaha, NE

“So sorry for your loss Faye & Schwamman family. We have made a donation to Animal Rescue League of Iowa in Ann's memory. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer/Chad Galbraith - Omaha, NE

“Dave & Family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ann. We were classmates and I will always remember Ann from the classes we shared and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Karen (Vsetecka) Maricle - IA


God gained a loving angel, dog lover, quilter and gardener on December 31, 2020 when Ann Marie Finger passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home.

Ann was born June 29, 1956 to John and Mabel (Kupka) Schwamman in Decorah, IA. Growing up in Fort Atkinson, IA, Ann learned to be a giving caretaker as the oldest of seven children. After graduating from Turkey Valley High School in Jackson Junction, IA, she earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. While in college, she was active in her Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and worked in banking. During this time, she met her future husband, Dave Finger, and they married on November 25, 1978.

Ann's kind heart grew larger as she gave birth to sons, Matt in 1983, and Jeff in 1984. She embraced her family, enriching life for all of them with happy memories of her caring for their dogs, Killer and then Belle, many summer vacations, camping, teaching religion at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, and living her role as a Boy Scout Leader for many years. Seeing Matt and Jeff earn and receive their Eagle Scout awards, Bachelor's Degrees, their marriages, and arrival of grandchildren made her so very proud and happy.

Spending time with family was everything. Ann balanced life incredibly well between family, work, volunteering and quilting. She was a dedicated and fair team member; more importantly, she was a kind and giving soul to all. When her boys were younger, she worked at the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union. She then became the Controller at Central Service and Supply, Inc. Intelligent, organized and ethical, she fulfilled her accounting/managerial duties in the best way possible. Ann retired just 18 months ago to share more time with her 'littles'. Her hobbies and sense of giving took on many forms. An avid quilter, she made countless 'Quilts of Valor' for the Iowa Veteran's Home as well as many quilts for family and friends. More often than not, she was found handing out treats to her furry dog friends. Ann's yard was filled with flowers, vegetables and holiday décor which was such a joy to family, friends and neighbors, and while being an avid reader finding a free minute, her nose was in a book.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 42 years, Dave; two sons, Matt and Jeff (Lindsay); and grandchildren, Davis, Bradley, Madisyn and Peyton. Ann is also survived by her mother, Mabel Schwamman of Fort Atkinson, IA; and five siblings, Faye Hansen of Waterloo, IA, Eva (Paul) Bishop of Altoona, IA, Joel (Renee) Schwamman of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jay (Mary) Schwamman of Fort Atkinson, IA, and Jill (Kirk) Opdahl of Lees Summit, MO. In heaven, she reunites with her father, John (1995); and her brother, John (1973). Others celebrating her memory include her large, extended family - sisters in law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many friends.

Those who knew our dear Ann well, you are aware she was a very humble person. To honor her wishes and due to Covid-19 concerns, services will be held in a simple fashion at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). There will be a visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2020 with a prayer service immediately following visitation. A livestream of the prayer service can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/494244060

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa or your local food pantry.