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Honor Mission
Robert “Bob” Julius Finger , Veteran
USA – , Vietnam
New London, Wisconsin – 11-13-20



Robert “Bob” Julius Finger, 75, entered the arms of his heavenly Savior on Thursday, November 5. Bob was born February 1945 to Reuben and Lucille Finger of New London. He and his closest friend of 38 years, Joanne J. Finger, were united in marriage May 1, 1982. Following graduation from New London Senior High School in 1963, Bob attended UW-River Falls from 1963-66 pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education, but then he answered the call to serve in the Army as a combat medic in Vietnam from Sept. 1966 to Sept. ’68. In December 1968, he resumed his studies. Bob was the All-American Guy. After graduation, he worked on the family farm raising beef cattle. Later he took over the dairy farm business, taught agriculture courses at Fox Valley Vocational School, was Maple Creek town assessor from 1974 until the mid-1980s and in 1976, he also served four years as town clerk. They say you know the worth of a man from looking at his life and we seldom see the life accomplishments of those we serve. This case is different as Bob became Dad to Andy Brigham when Andy was 22. The love and pride as Andy told me about Bob (and the influence he had with 2 new Marines in the family) tells me Bob was someone we’d love to have known. Let’s show his family how glad we are that he was who he was.

Staging Time: 15:30

Cline-Hanson Funeral Home
209 W. Cook St.
New London, Wisconsin 54961

Ride Captain:

Tony Van Kampen

Special Instructions:

Staging 3:30 p.m.
Visitation 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1. We will not be indoors in proximity to family or visitors.
2. The Ride Captain will present the plaque and dog tags to the family privately.
3. No other members will assist or attend.
4. ALL members MUST wear a face mask over mouth and nose at all times from the time they dismount or leave their vehicle until they depart.
5. Members may remove masks if they are more than 8 feet from anyone else but must have it in place should anyone approach. Failure to follow this will result in being ordered to leave the mission.
6. We have asked that the family and friends maintain a safe distance of 8 – 10 feet at all times (therefore we cannot line the immediate entry area or open doors).
7. I ask each member to make sure they have a mask with them at all times as well as hand sanitizer and possibly gloves (laundered between each mission).
I have reviewed this policy with National and have their agreement that failure to follow this is not only a violation of the trust of the people we serve but jeopardizes the health and safety of all involved. Any person who does not wish to follow this policy should refrain from attending any mission. Any member violating this policy will be removed immediately and permanently from the Patriot Guard Riders.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

STAGING #2 DETAILS: 11-14-20
Staging Time: 08:30

Emanuel Lutheran Church
200 E. Quincy St.
New London, Wisconsin 54961

Ride Captain:

Tony Van Kampen,

Special Instructions:

Staging 8:30 a.m.
Visitation 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m.
          Escort to burial.
          Maple Creek Cemetery
          New London, WI
          Military Honors
All COVID 19 polices are enforce (see above)
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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