RICHARD JAMES "JIM" MCCONNELLRichard James "Jim" McConnell, 87, of Superior, died Sunday July, 8, 2012 at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth.
Richard James "Jim" McConnell, 87, of Superior, died Sunday July, 8, 2012 at Bayshore Health Center in Duluth.
Jim was born in Superior on Nov. 16, 1924 the son of Andrew and Anna McConnell.
He married the former Betty Ann Fischer and they celebrated over 62 years of marriage.
He enlisted in the Army in and served his country for over 22 years retiring in 1966 at the rank of First Sergeant, E8. After retiring from the Army Jim was a security guard on the UW Superior campus.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers and sisters, Roy "Bud", Leon "Spike", Florien "Manty", Ramona "Mona" Johnson, Justine "Tina" Evenson and Delores "Dode" McConnell.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; a daughter, Sebrina (Daniel) VanNurden of Aitkin, Minn.; grandchildren, Mya Lee and Cody James VanNurden; a sister, Hazel, the last of eight children; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved dog, Monique.
TIME OF REMEMBRANCE: 5-7 p.m. Thursday July, 12 in the Downs Funeral Home, corner of 19th St. and Ogden Ave, with a prayer service at 6:45 p.m. Fr. James Tobolski of St. Francis Xavier Church will officiate. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Bayshore Health Center, especially to Steve, Becky, Laura, Kathy and Robin.
To sign the online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.downsfh.com
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