Alfred McGinnis

AlMcGinnis_webAlfred Edward McGinnis, 84,  of Rochester, Minn., passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.

Al was born Dec. 16, 1928 to James and Martha (Schmidt) McGinnis in Caledonia, Minn.

He graduated from Loretto High School, Caledonia, and St. John’s College, Collegeville, Minn.

Al served four years in the U.S. Navy, from 1951 to 1955. On July 2, 1955, he married the love of his life, Maureen Hildhal. Shortly after, he began his 35 years at International Harvester.

Al is survived by his wife, Maureen, three daughters:  Kate, Colleen (Don) Taylor, Maggie (Andy) Walsh; three sons: Dennis, Jim (Sally), John (Beth);  siblings Bob (Shirley), Bill (Darlene) and Sister Martha Ann, along with 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son Mike, and daughter Martha, siblings Dr. Jim, Monsignor Joe, Mary, Rita (Klug), and John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 450 S. Pine, Caledonia. Fr. Gregory Leif will officiate and burial with military honors will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Holy Family Hall, next to the church where a rosary will be said at 4 p.m. and a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.

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