Gerald M. Finn, of Virginia, celebrated his 94th birthday, August 7. Gerald was born in McInosh, South Dakota where his parents moved from Illinois to homestead. They moved back to Virginia when Gerald was five years old.
Gerald married Mary Ellen Trenter and they were married for 58 years when she passed on in 2003. They have three sons, and two daughters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gerald farmed and was the oldest active auctioneer in Illinois until he retired five years ago.
Cards and letters are appreciated and can be sent to, 8189 IL. Rte. 78, Virginia IL. 62691.