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John A. McGinn

March 16, 1925 June 13, 2019
John A. McGinn
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John (Jack) A. McGinn passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Peoria, IL.  He was born in Oak Park (Chicago), IL, on March 16, 1925, and lived most of his early life in Sterling, Il and the last 62 years in Peoria, IL.

Jack was the son of Oswald and Ann (Murphy) McGinn. He served as a medic in WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery.  He graduated from St. Ambrose College and then married Frances O'Malley in 1950, together they raised five children.

 Jack is survived his wife and by his children, Mary Eaton (Aral) of Naples FL, Joanne Willis (Michael) of Waterloo, IA, Paul (Janet) McGinn of South Bend, IN, Daughter-in-Law Sharon McGinn of De Forest, WI, 9 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers and 1 sister, and 2 beloved children, Marcia and Thomas; and one grandson David Willis.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Peoria Hts., IL. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Church.

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Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

St. Philomena Catholic Church

1000 W. Albany Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

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