John J. McGinn, 75 of Sycamore died Friday, September 13, 2013 at Oakcrest Retirement Center in DeKalb.
He was born December 9, 1937 in Belvidere. The son of Charles H. and Jeanette V. (Vilmain) McGinn. He married Carol Oaks on Nov. 27, 1965 in Leetonia, OH.
He was a Sergeant and a military intelligence specialist with the U.S. Army, serving from 1964-1967. He spent a year in Incheon, South Korea.
John worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable Co. for over 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 2 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, MI; 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 on Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 11:00 AM at the Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore, with Rev. GaHyung Kim officiating. Burial will be private.
A Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can 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, IL 60178. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.