John L. McGuire, 62, of Kearney died Friday, April 15 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital.
Visitation will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Wood River on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM followed by the Rosary at 7:00. Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday at 10:30 AM at the church. Private Internment services will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wood River.
John was born on December 29, 1959 in Grand Island, Nebraska to F. Morris and Monica (McCann) McGuire. He grew up on the family farm in Wood River. He attended District #5 grade school and graduated in 1978 from Grand Island Central Catholic High School. He attended Marymount College, Central Nebraska Community College, and UNK where he received a B.A. degree in Communication.
John enjoyed music and politics, his time in college, and especially the years he worked as a volunteer at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital.
Survivors include sisters Julie McGuire of Denver, Angela (Dirk) Nickel of Kearney, Kate McGuire of Grand Island; brothers Patrick (Rhonda) McGuire of Wood River, Matthew McGuire of Kenesaw; and nephew James (Karen) McGuire of Elkart, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Tim, and sister Margaret.
The family wishes to thank the many friends who showed kindness to John, with special thanks to Dr. Lissa Woodruff and the staff at CHI Good Samaritan, Fr. Joe Hannappel, Jason Sharp, and Dr. Rob Messbarger.
Memorials are kindly suggested to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation or the Autism Society of Nebraska at P.O. Box 83559 Lincoln, NE