John "Tom" McGing

John “Tom” McGing, 84, of La Porte, formerly of St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully at 1:50 a.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 at Miller’s Health & Rehab, La Porte.


He was born November 16, 1937, in St. Paul, MN, to John T. McGing Sr. and Eleanor (Schmidt) McGing.


John graduated from Washington High School, St. Paul, MN and was a member of the Polish Falcons Nest 564, American Legion Post 83, and a former member of the Lions Club, La Porte, IN. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. John previously was the owner of Wash King, La Porte. He was a current member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved to garden and grow unusual flowers and made things that made life easier and never sold any of them.


On December 4, 2007, in La Porte, Indiana, he married Beverly A. (Eyler) McGing, who survives.


Also surviving are his two children, Stephanie Brown of Raleigh, NC, and Jeffery (Kim) Eide of Roberts, MN; one brother, Terry (Patty) McGing of Maplewood, MN; three step sons, Phillip (Terry) Buckmaster of Walkerton, IN, Michael (Melody) Buckmaster of La Porte, IN, and Keith (Tracy) Buckmaster of Elkhart, IN; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Preceding in death were his parents; and one sister, Sheila.


A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022 at La Porte First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, Indiana 46350 with Pastor Bob Vale officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church. Lakeview Funeral Home & Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte, (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.


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Memorial contributions may be directed to the wife, Beverly McGing.

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