Vaughan  McKinch

Obituary of Vaughan L. McKinch

Vaughan L. McKinch

Lansing, Michigan

Lansing - Age 87, passed away November 14, 2019 at his home. He was born June 28, 1932, in Lansing, MI, to the late Frank and Faye McKinch.  Vaughan served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He retired in 1988 as Purchasing Director at the City of Lansing after many years of service.  He was an avid golfer and a devoted M.S.U. Fan!

Vaughan was a father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather to many.   Surviving are his 4 children Cyndy (Harley) VanOrsdol, Terry (Linda) McKinch, Colleen (Travis) Wager, and Cheryl McKinch; 5 step-children, Jim (Emily) Headley, Don (Patricia) Headley, Larry (Marcia) Headley, Jeff (Pam) Headley, and Marybeth (Bill) Chasse; sister, Arleta Daggett; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and friends.
Vaughan was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Doris McKinch in 2018; sisters Deanna McKinch and Lillian Rulison.

Vaughan’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews have been a large part of his life. A special thank you to his granddaughter, Dakota Keith, who orchestrated a group of angels to take care of him these last few months.  A shout out to Harry's Place for always treating him well.

Visitation is from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, Nov. 17,  with services at 11:00 A.M.  Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing with Rev. Bill Muller of Onondaga Community Church officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery with Military Honor by V.F.W. Post #701. Contributions may be made to the American Disabled Veteran or Sparrow Home Hospice in memory of Vaughan.  Friends may visit the guest book at

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Tiffany Funeral Home
3232 W. Saginaw
Lansing, Michigan, United States


11:00 am - 11:40 am
Monday, November 18, 2019
Tiffany Funeral Home
3232 W. Saginaw
Lansing, Michigan, United States

Memorial Contributions

Disabled American Veterans Memorial Program P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 Or Hospice House of Mid-Michigan Sparrow Foundation 1215 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, Michigan 48912-9907 Envelopes will be available at the funeral home