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Suliasi "Lilo" Manufekau Finau

September 19, 1940 — March 27, 2023

Salt Lake City

Suliasi "Lilo" Manufekau Finau

On the brisk Spring afternoon of Monday, March 27th, 2023, Suliasi "Lilo" Manufekau Finau passed on peacefully from mortal life surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Now reunited with his beloved wife Isapeli "Oto'ota" 'Ehau Tu'akoi Finau, and their daughter Fetu'u, both of whom preceded him in death. Lilo was born to Manufekau & Pauline Finau, on September 19th, 1940, in Petani, Niuafo'ou, Tongatapu, Tonga. He was raised in Eua and Tokomolo, Tonga. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in his youth and served a full-time mission in Tonga. Upon his return he met and married his eternal companion, Oto'ota. They were married April 20th, 1968, and were later sealed for time and all eternity in the New Zealand temple in November of 1970.

In May of 1976, Lilo emigrated to the United States and settled in Salt Lake City, Utah. With pioneer-like industry, he worked and saved his money for Oto'ota and their five children at the time to join him in the US during the winter of 1978. As their family grew, so did their faith in Jesus Christ. Lilo and Oto’ota served three missions together. Tragically, on February 14, 2009, while serving in Tonga, Oto'ota became ill and passed away. Sister Oto’ota Finau gave her last effort and breath in the service of God. She continues the Lord's work on the other side of the veil. 

Lilo married Finau Mohulamu Finau in December of 2010. They resided in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he remained faithful to the Lord and fulfilled church callings. He loves to serve. Of all his Church assignments, ministering and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ were his favorites.  

Lilo is survived by his beautiful family, widow Mohulamu and many posterities:

Myrna Finau (Bill Clark) Dewey (Emily), William (Mary), Lilo (Jessica), Ofeina, Paul, and Maureen. Vameihengalu Finau (the late Dean Huhane, Lihai Vave) Anafeo, Isapeli, Lamona and Neilani. Lynda Finau (David L Brown) Max, Suliasi (Seletutue), Sokopeti (Kenta Yamazaki), Siosefa, and Fetu'u. Susana (Vaha Esikia) Tevita (Tiare), LisiaVea, Felisita, Viliami, Leonaitasi, Vahafolau, Eli, and Samuela. Roger Finau (TaNika) Tatiana. Sia Finau (Brett Heassler) Lousa, Talimailani, and BLU. Litea Finau (Ra Sitake) Karena, Haami, Sia Rae, Finau, Ali, and Ngawini. Soakai Finau (Tatiana) Mona Victoria, Saula Joon, Junior Finau (Chubbs Finau), Tevita Fine (Azia) Kolo, Tai, 'Ieni Fine (Uinise) Jeanette, Sokopeti, 'Ieni, Ewalani, and Uinise, Tahila Naulu (Makasiale Naulu). Suliasi was also blessed to welcome seven beautiful great grandchildren into the world: Amelea Tuinei, Lucy and Liam Clark, Amanaki Ika. Lynda, David Erin, and Eusenia Brown. The family loves him very much and will miss singing "The Sound of Music'', Tongan Hymns, and Elvis Presley songs with him. 

'Til we meet again...Ofa Lahi Atu.

Funeral Services for Lilo are as follows: 

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023, there will be a viewing from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. 

A final viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 9:00 am – 11:00 am followed by the funeral service at 12:00 pm. The viewings and the funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 3153 S 900 E Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

 
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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

3153 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

3153 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

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S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT 84123

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