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Deborah A. Youngman-Finney

September 13, 2019 | 3 comments

Deborah A. Youngman-Finney, 66,  of La Crosse, WI,  passed away Monday, September 9th, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital. She was born on April 27th, 1953 to Louis and Harriet Youngman and was raised in La Crosse. She graduated from Central High School in 1971.  She also graduated from Western Technical College with an associate’s degree in printing and publishing. She married Ambrose Finney in 2002, and they were together for 33 years.

Deb worked a variety of jobs throughout her life, but thrived on her customer service skills. She loved to read, and spent many days snuggled up in her bed with a heating pad and a good book.

Deb is survived by her husband, Ambrose Finney; two sisters, Sandy Youngman and Barb (Harry) Lee; daughters, Hope Charles and Maggie (Joseph) Berry; step-children, Amber Finney, Jerry (Andrea) Finney, and Jesse Finney; grandchildren, Julia Lehner, Daniel (Jenna) Finney, Mike Finney, Quinn Jorgensen, Levi Finney, Lucas Finney, Harper Berry and Eva Berry; and great grandchildren, Bennet Finney and Reid Finney. Preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Karin Kloss; and step-son, Michael Finney.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW in La Crosse, WI on Friday September 20th from 5pm-8pm.



  1. Lisa anderson

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for your family

  2. Evelyn Chapple

    Deb was the most generous person I have ever known. My first semester at Madison, she let me stay with her. She would not let me pay any rent. She was a loving mother. Deb was kind and had a quick witt. She will be truly missed.

  3. Paulene (Hoff) Aspenson

    Ambrose and the rest of the family
    You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy with the loss of Deb.

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