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Bernard “Bud” McGinley

Jan 31, 1929 - Apr 21, 2023


After a long, healthy, and active life, Bernard Francis McGinley, 94, of Sheboygan, died on
April 21 due to complications from a recent fall at home.
Bud was born in 1929 to Michael and Grace (McCormick) McGinley on a farm in the rural
Soldiers Grove area of Crawford County.
He graduated from Gays Mills High School in 1947, and from UW-Platteville in 1952. After
graduating, he spent two years in the U.S. Army, then began teaching at Gratiot High
School. He later completed his master’s degree at Colorado State University.
He joined University of Wisconsin Extension and spent eight years in Grant County Farm Management.
During that time, he met his wife-to-be, Elaine Lukaszewski, at a new agent conference. He
caught a ride with her and her friends, using the excuse he had forgotten to bring a toothbrush and needed to purchase a new one.
They began their married life in 1957 in Lancaster and had their first three children, Paul, Mark
and Kathy. In 1964 they moved to Sheboygan when Bud accepted the position of Sheboygan
County Agricultural Agent and had their youngest child, Tim. In 1968, Bud started a 17-year
career teaching high school biology, horticulture, and ecology in the Sheboygan Area School District.
Bud was fortunate to enjoy many years of retirement. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association, and a volunteer for the Master Gardener Program and Fresh Meals on Wheels. His favorite activities included golfing, gardening, wintering in Florida, and being the best grandpa to his 10 grandchildren.
Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine (Lukaszewski) McGinley; children Paul (Jeri) McGinley, Mark (Jenny) McGinley, Kathy (Charlie Tiede) McGinley, and Tim (Katie) McGinley; grandchildren Brenna (Steve) Rantala, Laura McGinley (Tyler MacQuiddy), Ben McGinley (Amanda Schmidt), Sam (Kimmy) McGinley, Katie (Kyle) Manley, Lucas Henderson (Allie Barringer), Tyler Henderson (Sarah Johnson), Connor McGinley, Clare McGinley, and Meghan McGinley; great-grandson Milo Manley; two brothers, Larry (Mary) McGinley and Mike (Ruth) McGinley; sister-in-law Barb Lukaszewski; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister Elaine (who died in childhood), brother Patrick (Lois) McGinley, and sister Ruth Ann (Al) Quam.
Family and friends may gather at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 2136 N. 21st Street Sheboygan, on Friday April 28, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Dominic Church or Fresh Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County, organizations Bud supported for many years.


Date: Friday Apr 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]

Funeral Mass

Date: Friday Apr 28, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Debbie Ward

A kind man,and the best Teacher I ever had!

James B Joy

Prayers & Strength to the McGinley family

Vicki Kammerzelt Rautmann

Vicki Kammerzelt Rautmann,& Marshall, Kaitlyn Emmons Rautmann and Angela Rivera Rautmann send our sincere symthony to your family. You Dad, Grandfather was an amazing man.

Lauri Moegenburg

Sending prayers and sympathies from Mike and me to the family as this sad time. May God grant you peace and strength.

Marshall Rautmann

Sorry to hear about loss from Vicki and I