When not working, he was active with the Waterloo, Iowa Jaycees.
He worked tirelessly performing volunteer work and he made many friends.
He seemed to have a normal childhood, except for his relationship with his father and a series of health problems that he developed.
When Gacy was 11, he was playing on a swing set and was hit in the head with one of the swings.
He was a generous, hard working, friendly, devoted family man, everyone knew that -- but that was the side of John Wayne Gacy that he allowed people to see. Patricks Day 1942 at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago. His older sister Joanne had preceded him by two years and two years after his birth came that of sister Karen.