ROCHELLE – Timothy J. McGinn Sr., 62, of Rochelle, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
Tim was born April 5, 1950, in Sterling, the son of Edward Martin and Clarise Ann (Hellem) McGinn. He married Debbie O’Brien on Aug. 16, 1969, in Sterling. He enjoyed doing genealogy work, shooting his guns, and spending time on his computer. He definitely was a computer geek. Tim was very proud of his Irish roots. He was a big Notre Dame fan, was very patriotic, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his mother, Clarise McGinn of Sterling; wife, Debbie McGinn of Rochelle; one daughter, Michelle (Dave) Marcomb of Rockford; one son, Tim (Heather) McGinn Jr. of Dixon; five sisters, Linda (Dan) McGinn-Combs of Georgia, Eileen (Greg) Miller of Wisconsin, Colleen (Bob) Dempsey of Dixon, Kate (Mike) Garcia of Sterling, and Maureen McGinn of Colorado; five brothers, Ken (Mary) McGinn of Rockford, and Terry (Marsha) McGinn, Kevin (Molly) McGinn, Thad (Diane) McGinn, and Bob (Sue) McGinn, all of Sterling; and four grandchildren, Ashley, Davin, Avery, and Sydney.
He was preceded in death by his father; his in-laws, Joe and Dorothy O’Brien; one brother, Ed; and one granddaughter, Kaylee.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A memorial Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul White officiating.
Memorials can be made out to Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling.
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