Ken attended schools in St. Louis, prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He worked in management for General Electric in Springfield, IL and was transferred to Kansas City In June of 1983. He retired in the spring of 1994. Following retirement, he worked off and on with his sons, until his death at age 93.
Ken was very devoted to both his Lord and his family. He was a long- time member of St. Therese Parish, where he attended daily Mass. He was a member of the Knight’s of Columbus Pope John Paul I Council #7199. Ken was an avid sports fan and dearly loved the St. Louis Cardinals.
Survived by his son: Ken Finke of Kansas City, MO, David Finke of Liberty, MO and Matt Finke of Parkville, MO; sister, Pat Warfield of Crestwood, MO; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann (Grein) Finke on December 7, 1994; both of his parents; and a son, Thomas Finke on June 21, 2022.
Funeral arrangements have been finalized for Monday, December 5, 2022. The Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, where the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Joseph Cisetti presiding. A Committal Service will take place immediately following the Mass, at Terrace Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested to St. Therese Church and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Memories of Ken and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.