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Mrs. Fingerle Dies; Son Founded Firm

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Mrs. Fingerle Dies; Son Founded Firm

August 10, 1971

Mrs. Jay C. (Katherine) Fingerle, 91, mother of the founder of the Fingerle Lumber Co., died yesterday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She lived at 2129 Devonshire.

Mrs. Fingerle had been an Ann Arbor resident since shortly after the death of her husband, Jay Charles Fingerle, on Nov. 20, 1920. She was born Feb. 6, 1880, in West Plains, Mo. She married Mr. Fingerle on Dec. 7, 1902 in Shreveport, La.

Survivors include one son, Earle C. Fingerle, the lumber company founder who is now retired; one daughter, Mrs. Richard H. (Marie) Hollister of Ann Arbor; six grandchildren, Colin J. Fingerle, Brian E. Fingerle, Mrs. James (Jane) Marron, Mrs. Norman K. (Mary Ann) Merrell, Miss Jean K. Hollister, all of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Martin E. (Judy) Simmons of Nashville, Tenn.; and 12 great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Heart Association.