While serving in the United States Army during World War II, he married Pauline (Weidman) McGuire in Churubusco on May 8, 1943.
After completing his military duty in 1945 he lived in Green Township before settling at his current farm home in Smith Township in January of 1949. He engaged in farming there all his adult life.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia McGuire of Churubusco; a daughter-in-law, Judy McGuire of Churubusco; a sister, Marcelle (Lee) Mahnesmith of Terre Haute; a grandson, Stacy (Krista) Holzinger of Churubusco; and two great-grandsons, Jacob and Logan Holzinger of Churubusco.
Mr. McGuire was preceded in death by his wife on March 5, 2011, a son, Jerry McGuire, January 16, 2011, a grandson, Chad McGuire, January 27, 2008, three brothers, and one sister.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco. Pastor Greg Smith will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Thursday from 12 noon until the time of service.
Interment will be at Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.
Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave. Suite 200 Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
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