Christopher Finley

Chris Finley, Bismarck, formerly of White Shield, died on Friday, January 7, 2022 at his home.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Ralph Wells Jr. Memorial in White Shield.  Wake services will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 beginning at 5:00 pm at the complex.  

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.


Christopher James Finley 

Thunder Hawk (Dahu-Ixdadagish)

          10/7/85 – 1/7/22


Christopher James Finley was born October 7, 1985 in Stanley, ND to Daunelle Marsette and Val Finley Jr. Chris passed away January 7, 2022 at his home in Bismarck ND.


Chris (Fins) as he was called by his friends and family grew up in White Shield where he attended head start, elementary and high school and also attended part of his Junior year at New Town High School. Chris returned to White Shield for his Senior Year where he graduated with highest honors. 

While in school Chris participate in Taekwondo, XC, Track and Basketball. Chris qualified for the Junior Nationals in Dayton Ohio in Taekwondo, and also qualified for AAU Nationals in XC in Missouri.

Chris also played Basketball in White Shield and NT from elementary through High School, and continued to play Basketball Leagues with his brothers Justin, Daniel, Jalen and his dad.

After Chris graduated, he attended one year of college at Lake Region in Devils Lake ND. He then went onto work several jobs throughout his life from Firefighting in Elko Nv, assembly line at Sioux Manufacturing, and was currently employed with MHA Nation Maintenance.  

Chris enjoyed spending time with his daughter Sienna, nieces, nephews and family and friends. He also loved to joke and tease with friends and family and always had a smile.

Chris will forever be loved and missed by his family and all who knew him.

Chris is survived by his daughter Sienna, his parents Daunelle Marsette and Val Finley Jr., Brothers- Justin Marsette, Jalen Finley, Daniel Finley, Sisters- ShyAnne Garter(Solomon), Marlee Finley, Grandmother Edith McNamara(David),  numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunties and uncles.

Chris is preceded in death by his brother- Kasey, nephew- Sage Warrior, and maternal grandfather Manny, and paternal grandfather Val Finley Sr. and grandmother June Wounded Face.

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