William Joseph McMahon

William Joseph McMahon, age 79 of Waconia and formerly of Winsted, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Bill was born in Eidsvold Township, Lyon County on Oct. 7, 1919, the son of William and Elizabeth Buckley McMahon.

He honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

On Feb. 15, 1944, he was joined in holy marriage to Lorraine Swedzinski at SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton.

After working in various occupations through the years, Bill retired from the city of Edina.

Bill was a member of American Legion Post #407 and the Knights of Columbus Council #8253, both of Winsted. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine McMahon; children: Rita (Robert) Gomez of Capitan, N.M.; Robert (Sue) McMahon of Woodbury; Don (Deb) McMahon of New Hope; Len (Jackie) McMahon of Crystal; Dan (Barb) McMahon of Waconia; Marilyn (Ron) Satrang of St. Michael; Brenda (Dave) Larson of Farmington; Joan (Brad) Cook of Minnetonka; and Shari (Craig) Remer of Silver Lake; and 15 grandchildren.

He is further survived by two sisters, Catherine McMahon of Marshall and Margaret (John) O'Neal of Granite Falls; a brother, Bernard (Delphine) McMahon of St. Louis Park; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Judy Marie; four brothers and one sister.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The Revs. Paul L. Wolf and Robert J. Wyffels were the concelebrants. Carrie Knott was the organist for the Mass. Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Friday, Feb. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. An American Legion service was held at 6:45 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. A Knights of Columbus rosary was recited at 7:45 p.m. Friday evening.

Ken Swedzinski, Ken Rupp, Ron Rupp, Tim McMahon, Ken McMahon, and Michael Naber served as the casket bearers.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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