SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549
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                                  SCHEDULE 13G*
                                 (Rule 13d-102)

                                 Amendment No. 2

             INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT
           TO RULES 13d-1(b), (c) AND (d) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED
                              PURSUANT TO 13d-2(b)

                          First Midwest Financial, Inc.
                                (Name of Issuer)

                                  Common Stock
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                    320878101
                                 (CUSIP Number)

                                December 31, 2003
             (Date of event which requires filing of this statement)


     Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule 13G is filed:
     [ ]  Rule 13d-1(b)
     [X] Rule 13d-1(c) 
     [ ] Rule 13d-1(d)





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     *The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be
deemed to be "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the
Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the
Notes).



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                    Page 2 of 9 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS 
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE
            PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
                                             Tontine Financial Partners, L.P.
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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 201,000
OWNED BY       ______________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 201,000
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     (9)    AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED 
            BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 201,000
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     (10)   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
            IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED 
            BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                 8.0%
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     (12)   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 PN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                    Page 3 of 9 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS 
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE
            PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
                                                   Tontine Management, L.L.C.
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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            Delaware
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 201,000
OWNED BY       ______________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 201,000
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     (9)    AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED 
            BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 201,000
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     (10)   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
            IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED 
            BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                 8.0%
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     (12)   TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 OO
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                    Page 4 of 9 Pages

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     (1)    NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS 
            I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE
            PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
                                                              Jeffrey L. Gendell
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     (2)    CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP **
                                                                  (a)  [X]
                                                                  (b)  [ ]
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     (3)    SEC USE ONLY
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     (4)    CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
                            United States
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NUMBER OF      (5)  SOLE VOTING POWER
                                                -0-
SHARES         ______________________________________________________________

BENEFICIALLY   (6)  SHARED VOTING POWER
                                                 201,000
OWNED BY       ______________________________________________________________

EACH           (7)  SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                -0-
REPORTING      ______________________________________________________________

PERSON WITH    (8)  SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
                                                 201,000
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     (9)    AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED 
            BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
                                                 201,000
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     (10)   CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT
            IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES **                       [ ]
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     (11)   PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED 
            BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
                                                 8.0%
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     (12)    TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON **
                                                 IN
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                    ** SEE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FILLING OUT!



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                    Page 5 of 9 Pages

     The Schedule 13G/A filed on February 4, 2003 is hereby amended and restated
by this Amendment No. 2 to the Schedule 13G/A.

Item 1(a).     Name of Issuer:

     The name of the issuer is First Midwest Financial, Inc. (the "Company").

Item 1(b).     Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:

     The Company's principal executive offices are located at Fifth at Erie,
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.

Item 2(a).     Name of Person Filing:

     This statement is filed by:

          (i) Tontine Financial Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership
              ("TFP"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock directly owned
              by it;

         (ii) Tontine Management, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company
              ("TM"), with respect to the shares of Common Stock directly owned
              by TFP; and

        (iii) Jeffrey L. Gendell, with respect to the shares of Common Stock
              directly owned by TFP.

              The foregoing persons are hereinafter sometimes collectively
referred to as the "Reporting Persons." Any disclosures herein with respect to
persons other than the Reporting Persons are made on information and belief
after making inquiry to the appropriate party.

Item 2(b).     Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:

     The address of the business office of each of the Reporting Persons is 55
Railroad Avenue, 3rd Floor, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830.

Item 2(c).     Citizenship:

     TFP is a limited partnership organized under the laws of the State of
Delaware. TM is a limited liability company organized under the laws of the
State of Delaware. Mr. Gendell is a United States citizen.

Item 2(d).     Title of Class of Securities:

     Common Stock, $.01 par value (the "Common Stock")

Item 2(e).  CUSIP Number:  320878101



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Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b) or 13d-2(b) or
(c), check whether the person filing is a:

          (a) [ ] Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act,

          (b) [ ] Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act,

          (c) [ ] Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act,

          (d) [ ] Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the 
                  Investment Company Act of 1940,

          (e) [ ] Investment Adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1
                  (b)(1)(ii)(E),

          (f) [ ] Employee Benefit Plan or Endowment Fund in accordance with
                  Rule 13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(F),

          (g) [ ] Parent Holding Company or control person in accordance with
                  Rule 13d-1 (b)(1)(ii)(G),

          (h) [ ] Savings Association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal
                  Deposit Insurance Act,

          (i) [ ] Church Plan that is excluded from the definition of an
                  investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment 
                  Company Act of 1940,

          (j) [ ] Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

     If this statement is filed pursuant to 13d-1(c), check this box:  [x]

Item 4.  Ownership.

      A. Tontine Financial Partners, L.P.
              (a) Amount beneficially owned:  201,000
              (b) Percent of class: 8.0% The percentages used herein and in the
rest of Item 4 are calculated based upon the 2,508,067 shares of Common Stock
issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2003, as set forth in the Company's
Form 8-K for the first quarter filed on January 21, 2004.
              (c)(i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0- 
                (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 201,000
               (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0- 
                (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 201,000



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      B.   Tontine Management, L.L.C. 
              (a) Amount beneficially owned: 201,000
              (b) Percent of class: 8.0% 
              (c)(i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
                (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 201,000 
               (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
                (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 201,000

      C. Jeffrey L. Gendell
              (a) Amount beneficially owned: 201,000 
              (b) Percent of class: 8.0%
              (c)(i) Sole power to vote or direct the vote: -0-
                (ii) Shared power to vote or direct the vote: 201,000 
               (iii) Sole power to dispose or direct the disposition: -0-
                (iv) Shared power to dispose or direct the disposition: 201,000

Item 5.     Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

     Not applicable.

Item 6.     Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

     TM, the general partner of TFP, has the power to direct the affairs of TFP,
including decisions respecting the disposition of the proceeds from the sale of
the shares. Mr. Gendell is the managing member of TM and in that capacity
directs its operations.

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the
Security Being Reported on by the Parent Holding Company.

     Not applicable.

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.

     Not applicable.

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group.

     Not applicable.

Item 10.  Certification.

     Each of the Reporting Persons hereby makes the following certification:

          By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were not acquired and are not held for
the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the
issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection
with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect.



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                   Page 8 of 9 Pages

SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the
undersigned certify that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.


DATED:  February 6, 2004

                                    /s/ JEFFREY L. GENDELL
                                    Jeffrey L. Gendell, individually, and as
                                    managing member of
                                    Tontine Management, L.L.C.,
                                    general partner of
                                    Tontine Financial Partners, L.P.



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CUSIP No. 320878101                 13G                   Page 9 of 9 Pages

                                                                      EXHIBIT 1



              JOINT FILING AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO RULE 13D-1(K)(1)
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                  The undersigned acknowledge and agree that the foregoing
statement on Schedule 13G is filed on behalf of each of the undersigned and that
all subsequent amendments to this statement on Schedule 13G shall be filed on
behalf of each of the undersigned without the necessity of filing additional
joint filing statements. The undersigned acknowledge that each shall be
responsible for the timely filing of such amendments, and for the completeness
and accuracy of the information concerning him, her or it contained herein, but
shall not be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the information
concerning the other entities or persons, except to the extent that he, she or
it knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

Dated as of February 6, 2004

                                    /s/ JEFFREY L. GENDELL
                                    Jeffrey L. Gendell, individually, and as
                                    managing member of
                                    Tontine Management, L.L.C.,
                                    general partner of
                                    Tontine Financial Partners, L.P.