Angus "Gus" Orson Finck

October 14, 1927 ~ September 28, 2020


Oct. 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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  • Angus “Gus” Orson Finck was born October 14, 1927. He peacefully passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 with his loving daughters at his side. Everyone who knew him, loved him, especially his grandchildren. Gus did not have an enemy in the world.

    Gus served with great pride in the United States Navy as a Seaman First Class and was stationed in Hawaii. Gus used his GI Bill to get a pilot license and loved flying.

    He married his sweetheart Donna on July 11, 1949 in the Logan Temple and they moved into their home that they occupied for nearly 70 years. Their home was filled with love and countless family traditions that are still carried on to this day even by their great grandchildren.

    He was generous, loving, kind, honest, funny and a big prankster who loved Halloween. He would dress up each year and scare the kids as he passed out candy, but always with a smile on his face.

    Gus was a loving servant of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and faithfully served in many callings. The youth and young adults especially loved him. He accompanied his wife Donna on many girl camp outings and loved building the fires.

    Gus worked in the wholesale drug industry for over 50 years and was a trusted and loved co-worker that earned many life long friends

    One of his most cherished hobbies was singing in a quartet for over 40 years called the “Tempo Squares”. He loved music and loved singing. He was also a member of a club called the “Stuffers”. It consisted of 9 couples that had dinner every month taking turns at each other’s homes. For over 50 years, the “Stuffers” camped yearly with all the families and kids over the 24th of July. Gus always headed the hikes to Lake Mary with all the kids every year.

    He is survived by his three daughters Chris (Jack) Olsen, Terrie Vreeland and Sherrie (Lynn) Desmond. He has 20 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his lifelong love Donna in 2010, his parents, brothers and granddaughter Tracie.

    Many heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people at Superior Home Care and Hospice. They are like family members and gave such loving care to our dad. The people at Sandy Health and Rehab where our dad spent this last year were amazing and made his last days comfortable. We thank you all for your loving care.

    A public viewing will be held Saturday October 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A private family service will follow at 2:00 p.m. The family service will be broadcasted on Facebook Live at 2:00 p.m.


    Your father was a wonderful person. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy. Love, The Grimsdell Family

    - Geraldine Grimsdell
    Every week at church Gus brought his suitcase full of candy, sat on the front row, and opened it up. He then sat there smiling at the group of kids that knew what to watch for and knew the click of that suitcase and then would come with smiles and get a piece of candy, and Gus had the biggest smile the whole time. I think this describes him in whole, he loved to make people happy. I had the honor of being his organist and watching this happen every week. Gus you will be missed.

    - Christina. King
    Dear Chris, Terry, Sherry, I'm so very sorry for your loss, your Dad was an exceptionally good guy, a true friend! Years ago He wanted to go on a ward Father's and Son's outing, He asked my mom and Dad (Colleen and LaMar) if He could borrow me. He and I joined my Dad and Steve and spent the night at Spruces, in Big Cottonwood Canyon, it is a memory I'll never forget. Very Sincerely, Jeff Knott

    - Jeff Knott
    Gus was the greatest next door neighbor that anyone could have. We looked forward to Halloween each year to see what surprises Gus would have for us. For those who knew Gus, our lives were made richer. The way Gus lived his life is an example of what we all should strive for. I wish the world were filled more people like Gus as we people like Gus more than ever.

    - Larry Taylor
    Because of the limited media availability for youngsters of my era, many of us had to find our role models within the confines of our friends and relatives. For my early years Uncle Gus provided me with numerous examples of kindness, sensitivity and the practicing of religious values. During my formative years, the life challenges and temptations that confronted my evolving principles, were always tempered by the fear of ever disappointing my role models like my Uncle Gus. I never saw him angry or profane. As I grew to adulthood, he would often ask me genuine questions about how I was faring. The annual Christmas parties at Aunt Donna and Uncle Gus’s were always memorable. Canyon outings with horseshoe pitching and burnt hamburgers were awesome. Life on those occasions was so simple and so spectacular. Thank you Uncle Gus! Larry DuPaix

    - Larry DuPaix
    Dear Chris, Jack and Family, It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love. Your Dad was such a bright light in the world. He was Shadow’s number one fan. His love for life was only matched by his love for music and exceeded by his love for his family and his sweet wife. How lonely he must have been these past 10 years, and what a sweet reunion he must be having with your mom. I will always remember his smile and sparkling eyes. What a blessing it has been to have him all these years. When I think of him, I can almost hear him singing Lila Rose or You Are My Sunshine. I hope you feel peace as you think of all the memories you have of a life well lived. We wish we could be there to honor his life and love. All our love to you and your family.

    - Rosanne and Steve Markham