McGaffin, John D., 87, retired Machinist for Boeing passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012. John was an Army WWII Veteran. He was assigned to 1st infantry Division, Company F, 2nd Battalion and 18th Regiment that landed on Omaha Beach on June 9, 1944. He went through Huertgen Forest and was at the Battle of the Bulge. John was highly decorated receiving a Purple Heart w/ bronze cluster, EAME Ribbon w/Silver Star, Good Conduct Medal and Distinguished Unit Badge. He was a longtime member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Haysville.
Preceded in death by his parents John and Ota, his loving wife of 60 ½ years Josephine, sons Doug and Christopher McGaffin, brother William McGaffin, sisters Marilyn Rickett and Loetta Wells.
Survived by his children Janet Mila, Craig McGaffin (Connie), Joan Miller (Ray), Timothy McGaffin, (Kathy), Thomas McGaffin (Teri), Kirk McGaffin (Debbie), Mary Cassity, Alicia Sanburn (John),brother-in-law Ray Conners, sister-in-law Connie Conners, 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Rosary, 7pm, Tues. Nov. 20th, Funeral Mass, 11am, Wed. Nov. 21st both at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Haysville.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with Catholic Charities 532 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.