She was surrounded by her loving family and went peacefully to be with the Lord.
Harriet was born September 23, 1924 in Fremont. Her parents were Claus and Nina (Anderson) Matson. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Fremont High School. After high school, she worked at the Mead Plant. She married Robert Finlay on Feb. 2, 1943 in Papillion.
In 1947, they began farming north of Fremont. In 1957, they moved to a farm northwest of Valley in Dodge County. She worked for Campbell Soup and was a long-time cashier for Safeway Grocery Store in downtown Fremont. She also volunteered for many years at the Fremont Hospital delivering newspapers, flowers and messages to patients' rooms.
She was a member of Sinai Lutheran Church in Fremont for most of her life.
Survivors include: four daughters, Judith (Mrs. Terry) Vanshur of Dunnellon, FL, Nancy (Mrs. David) Keating of Omaha, Nina Magill of Omaha and Roberta ''Bobbie'' Finlay of Elkhorn, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and two, great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, a grandson, Kirk Magill, two brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be Monday, February 27, 2023 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont from 3pm to 7pm with the family present from 5pm to 7pm. A private graveside service will held at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont is in charge of arrangements.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com
Theresa D LARSONFremont, NE Saturday, March 11, 2023 Nancy and Judy, thinking of you. I'm sure she left you many good memories.
Jim ChrismanFremont, NE Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Sorry for your loss Dave and Nancy.
Dawn FritzFremont, NE Monday, February 27, 2023 Harriet was such a kind woman. I was fortunate to get to know her over the years. My condolences to all her family. She was a gift to you all.