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Charlotte McGinnis

February 15, 1931 August 10, 2019
Charlotte McGinnis
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Charlotte McGinnis, 88, left this earth to be with God on August 10, 2019, with her family at her side. Charlotte was born in Freeport, IL to Elmer Rademaker and Ella Gastel Rademaker.

She graduated from Aquin High School in 1948, and married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence McGinnis, at St. Joseph Catholic Church on May 24, 1950. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in June of 2000.

They were blessed with five children, and Charlotte stayed home with them as they grew up. She then worked at the Carl Sandburg school cafeteria from 1977 to 1982, and for Dr. Raymond Alberts and Dr. Wendall Cox at the Freeport Eye Clinic until her retirement in 1993.

Most important to Charlotte were her husband, her children and grandchildren, who brought great joy and love to her life. She gladly attended the many activities of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband, and watching the Green Bay Packers with him. She also enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with her family and friends, and was in one card club for 46 years. She and her husband participated in Perpetual Adoration from its beginning, and she was a coordinator as well for many years. Charlotte was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Her faith was very important to her.

Surviving Charlotte are her children: Kathy (Dewey) Sies of Freeport, IL, Daughter-in-law Patti McGinnis of Tunnel Hill, IL, Mary (Dan) Swearengen of Branson, MO, Tim (Ellen) McGinnis of Freeport, IL and Maureen Kornfeind of Freeport, IL. Her grandchildren: Emily (John) Mandel of Hudson, WI, Kate (Tom) Boutilier of Bloomington, IL, Zachary McGinnis of Folsom, CA, Kalie McGinnis of Tunnel Hill, IL, Ethan McGinnis of Irvine, CA, Hannah (Andrew) Wallace of Evansville, IN, Rebecca Marcum of Merriam Woods, MO, Laura (Joe) Craig of Harrison, AR, J.P. (Emily) McGinnis of Houston, TX, Jen McGInnis of Austin, TX, Katie McGinnis of Davenport, IA, and Christopher and Erin Kornfeind of Freeport, IL. Her great-grandchildren: Grant and Lachlan Swearengen, Sam and Annie Mandel, Ella McGinnis and Ehzmay Craig.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence “Mac” McGinnis, her parents Elmer and Ella Rademaker, her brother Leroy Rademaker, her son Michael McGinnis, son-in-law Michael Kornfeind, and her beloved cat, Izzy.

A visitation followed by The Rosary will be held at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Freeport on Friday, August 16, 2019, from 4:00 - 7:00 pm., with a scripture service at 4:00 pm. The funeral will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:30 am, with a visitation from 9:00 - 9:30 am. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A memorial has been established in her memory.

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4:00 PM 8/16/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/16/2019 7:00:00 PM
Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location

504 N. Walnut
Freeport, IL 61032

Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home - Freeport Location
504 N. Walnut Freeport 61032 IL
United States





9:30 AM 8/17/2019 9:30:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

1400 Kiwanis Drive
Freeport, IL 61032

There will be a visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
1400 Kiwanis Drive Freeport 61032 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Jospeh Cemetery Final Resting Place

Freeport, IL 61032

Freeport 61032 IL
United States

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