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John Finch

February 9, 1953 — February 24, 2015

John Henry Finch, 62, a businessman, hunter, lover of animals and all things outdoors, died Feb. 24, 2015, at his home in Fairfield of natural causes.

John was born on Feb. 9, 1953, to Walter and Ivean (Kamhoot)

Finch. He received his education in Martinsdale, White Sulphur Springs and Bozeman and graduated from Montana State University in 1989 with a degree in accounting. He married Lori Matthews on May 7, 1994, in Billings.

John worked for the campus police at MSU. He and his wife

owned and operated the Sportsman's Lodge in Ennis before selling and moving to Fairfield where they opened their current bed and breakfast, the Fairfield Park Inn. John also worked for several years at the Teton Conservation District in Choteau.

John found great pleasure in reloading shells, creating wood

work pieces and spending time at the lake with his best friends, his dogs. He took great pride in writing a book on reloading for the family. He also enjoyed hunting in the Crazy Mountains with the first, second and third generations of family and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Leola

Finch, Joyce Funk and Hazel Gee; and a brother, Bill Finch.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Finch of Fairfield; a

brother, James (Cynthia) Finch of Billings; his beloved aunt, Lavina Edgell of Forsyth; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of the Gorder

Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau. Family and friends will gather this spring in the Crazy Mountains for a memorial service.

The family suggests memorials be given to the Rocky Mountain

Rifle Club, in care of Treasurer Robert Beck of Fairfield, the Bair Museum,2751 MT Highway 294, Martinsdale, MT 59053-8706, or a charity of one's choice.
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