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Elizabeth Ann McGinn
January 2, 1943 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
Elizabeth Ann McGinn was born on January 2, 1943, at Miller Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her twin sister, Mary, was born nine minutes earlier. Proud parents were Cecilia Casey McGinn and John Patrick McGinn. Liz died peacefully at United Hospital (Regina) in Hastings, Minnesota on September 6, 2023. Liz was welcomed into heaven by her parents, relatives and dear friends. She is survived by her sister Monica McGinn (Jim) Campbell and their children; Amy Campbell (Dan) Muckala and John (Kelly) Campbell. Liz has two great-nieces; Katherine Campbell, Meghan Muckala, and two great-nephews; John “Jack” Muckala and James Campbell. Liz is also survived by many first and second cousins from the Casey and McGinn families of whom she was very fond and proud.
Liz’s four core values in life were:
God is first in all things
Family and friends are second
Have a strong work ethic
Respect, compassion, and empathy for everyone
Liz was a St. Paul girl through and through. She graduated from St. Luke’s Grade School (now St. Thomas More). She graduated from Our Lady of Peace High School and Rasmussen University. She also took many classes through the University of Minnesota Extension School.
Liz worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years and Lutheran Social Service for 13 years. She met many friends throughout her career and life. Liz also enjoyed volunteer work. She helped wherever she was needed at Gillette Children’s Hospital, Catholic Charities, and Lutheran Social Service Senior Companion Program.
Liz will be remembered for her love of the Irish and the color Kelly green. She had a wonderful Irish wit and laugh. Her favorite old Irish saying was: “May you be in heaven a half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead!!!”
Liz had an exceptional memory especially for telephone numbers, and she read the Minneapolis Star and St. Paul Press from cover to cover each day.
Liz and her family would like to thank relatives, friends, doctors, nurses, caregivers and Regina Senior Living of Hastings for all their support, kindness, and help throughout the years.
Elizabeth, we will miss you. Go in peace and join your Mom, Dad, and Mary, relatives and friends for an Irish celebration in heaven. May God be with you!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church (1079 Summit Avenue). A public visitation will begin an hour prior at 10am. A burial will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Farmington. Memorials are preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.