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William “Bill” McGinnis

Posted: Friday, Oct 12th, 2012


William “Bill” McGinnis; Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, died October 10, 2012, age 90, in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born December 17, 1921 in Dixon, IL the son of Oliver & Elizabeth (Spaulding) McGinnis. He attended Dixon High School. Bill enlisted in the US Army in 1941, where he served in The Pacific Special Forces with Merrill’s Marauders. Bill married Marjorie Long on February 13, 1945 in Oregon, IL. He retired from E.D. Etnyre after 38 years. Bill loved golfing, reading, playing cards and watching sports on TV. He was an avid Cubs and Green Bay Packers Fan.

Honored & revered father to his 3 daughters: Kathy (Jack) Stigman, Rockford, IL; Jan (Terry) Messer and Kim (Ed) Messer both of Mt. Morris, IL. Treasured by his grandchildren: Jennifer (Ray) Colombo, Jeff Stigman, Rob (Shelley) Messer, Todd (Kayla) Messer, Eric Messer, Matthew (Kate) Messer. 11 great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Marjorie; Grandson: Shaun Messer; 3 Sisters: Honora, Mary, Monica; and 2 Brothers: James and Everett.

A private memorial service for family will be at a future date. A memorial has been established for the VFW in Oregon, IL.

A very special thank you is extended to the Mt. Morris Ambulance Service and the staff at KSB Hospital

Visit www.finchfuneral.com for condolences.







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