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Thomas "Tom" McGinnisMay 7, 2017
Thomas Asa 'Tom' McGinnis, 91, died May 7th, 2017 at Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The son of the late Ernest A and Anna Marie (Adams) McGinnis, he was born April 15th, 1926 near Dawson, NE. Tom was raised on a farm outside Dawson. He attended St. Mary's school there, leaving school early to help his parents with the family farm.
Tom served his country in both World War II and the Korean conflict. He joined the Navy and was assigned to a fuel tanker in each tour; the last on the USS Severn AO61.
On November 14, 1953 he was married to Lois Rosanne 'Anne' Stroud in Forest City, Missouri at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Tom and Anne moved to Falls City, Nebraska and have been residents since 1956.
Mr. McGinnis had worked a variety of jobs prior to his move to Falls City. He had farmed in Missouri and as far away as Minnesota. He worked for Schoonover's in Mound City prior to joining Firestone. After 33 years of service, Tom retired June 1, 1989. The following Monday, he began a new career with Armbruster Motors.
Tom is survived by a sister, Margaret Weagel; his brothers Carl and Mike McGinnis; children, Tom Rose, Kevin McGinnis, Theresa Wagner and Susan McGinnis Budelis; grandchildren, Anthony and James Thomas Rose, Aaron and Celia McGinnis, Erik Gray and Brooks Budelis; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Thomas Dunavan as the presiding priest. Interment will be in Falls City Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday, May 12th at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.
In lieu of flowers, please make gifts to Sacred Heart 125 Project, the Endowment or, Godparents Scholarship Program.