Obituary Record

John Joseph Mackin
Died on 3/10/1990
Buried in Holy Cross (Catholic Church) Cemetery

John Mackin, 78

Funeral services for John Mackin, 78, of Blair, who died at Veterans Hospital in Omaha early Saturday, March 10, 1990 will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Campbell-Aman Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Rev. Dan Gallas will officiate. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery with Military rites.

John Joseph Mackin was born on a rural farm near Maney School on May 25, 1911. His parents were Nellie Murray Mackin and Patrick Mackin, Senior. John attended Blair High School, graduating as President of the National Honor Society in 1928.

After graduation he worked for the county agricultural program where he met his wife, Ruth Wolfe, the Washington County Extension Agent. They were married at Fort Sill, Oklahoma June 28, 1942.

John played for the Blair Baseball Town Team as pitcher while working for the Ag program.

During World War II, he was commissioned as an Army Second Lieutenant, with the tank destroyers. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Europe.

After returning from the service he farmed and then became a steel operator with the Omaha Freuhoff Company.

He was a past member of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Patrick; sister Gertrude; and his beloved wife, Ruth.

He is survived by two children, Patty Mackin Frost, Omaha, Nebraska; and Larry Mackin, Phoenix, Arizona; three grandchildren, Joseph Frost and Justin Frost, Omaha, and Sean Mackin of Phoenix, Arizona.

Memorials may be directed to the VFW.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~

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