DeKALB – John J. McGinn, 75, of Sycamore, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Oakcrest Retirement Center in DeKalb.
He was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Belvidere, Ill., the son of Charles H. and Jeanette V. (Vilmain) McGinn. He married Carol Oaks on Nov. 27, 1965, in Leetonia, Ohio.
He was a sergeant and a military intelligence specialist with the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-67. He spent a year in Incheon, China.
John worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. for more than 25 years. He then was employed by Seymour of Sycamore in Production Control, retiring after many years of service.
He was a member of the DeKalb Elks Club
and enjoyed golfing at the Sycamore golf course up until two years ago.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol of Sycamore; two sons, John C. (Laura) McGinn of Hoffman Estates and Matthew (Traci) McGinn of Geneva; four grandchildren, Jack, Michael, Bryson and Maylie; one sister, Judith McGinn of Flint, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Fr. Hubert V. McGinn; and one sister, Marilyn Pifer.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore, with the Rev. GaHyung Kim officiating. Burial will be private. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Research or the DeKalb Co. Hospice in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore. For information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.butalafuneralhomes.com
or call 815-895-2833.