Guy "Finny" Filchak

Born: Sun., Apr. 11, 1943
Died: Sat., Sep. 26, 2020


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 30, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 01, 2020
Location: Frist Funeral Home

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Guy “Finny” Filchak, 77, of Clinton, passed away at his residence on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 9:02 am.
He was born in Chicago, IL on April 11, 1943, to William and Nema Houser Filchak.
Finny was a performing artist for 55 years and a member of the Wabash Valley Music Hall of Fame.  He also was a member of the Illiana Antique Power Association; enjoyed meeting with the Old Coots regularly; and performed at the CHS Days programs.  He played and sang with numerous bands over the years and was well-known throughout the Wabash Valley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters, Millie Weir, Sally Fields, and Joan Dollard; 1 brother, Terry Filchak; and 1 stepson, Jimmy Shuler.
He is survived by 5 sons, Matt (Donna) Filchak, Terry (Gina) Filchak, Mark (Tonya) Filchak,  Scott Filchak, and David Filchak; 2 daughters, Amy Shuler and Beth (Dave) Shuler; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 30,  2020 from 4 to 8 pm at Frist Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1 pm at the funeral home with Celebrant Marta Adubato officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
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Randall Webster
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
So sorry to hear about Finny. Lots of memories of him growing up. It’s never easy to say goodbye to those we love. Condolences and prayers to the family and friends close to him.

Lynette Jukes
   Posted Tue September 29, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. He was such a kind, funny, talented man. Lots of smiles when I think of him. May you rest in peace sweet soul.

Kenny and Kim Short
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
R.I.P. Mr. conductor and national anthem singer. Along with many other projects and things at the Illiana Antique Power Association. Your singing and jokes will be missed by a lot of folks. FLY HIGH Finny you have earned your angel wings...……...Kenny and Kim.

Bill and Bridget Ikerd
   Posted Thu October 01, 2020
Bridget and I are very sorry about Finnys passing. I,Bill am Finnys oldest friend. We met when we were 3 years old, just after his family moved here from Chicago. We lived across the street from each other. We went all through school together. We played and ate at each other’s house. We didn’t even have to knock, we just walked in. He wad a great friend. He will be missed. RIP old friend.

Terry & Lorraine DeBaun
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Sorry to hear about Finny's passing. Played music with him in the 60's. He was most definitely a "unique" guy! He loved his music, as all who saw him perform could testify to. Would like to say hello to all his Children and Family and again how sorry we are to hear that He's gone..

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