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Richard W. O'Connell
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Obituary for Richard W. O'Connell

Richard Wayne O'Connell, 64, passed away unexpectedly on December 7th, 2016 at his Florida getaway in West Palm Beach, FL.

He was born in White Bear Lake on April 11, 1952 to parents Jack and Eileen (Gibson) O'Connell. He spent his formidable years in White Bear Lake before settling in North Branch.
Rick was a self-employed entrepreneur with business adventures in the equine, lumber and computer sciences industry. Additionally, he was a Boy Scout leader and provided guidance and direction for troubled youth as a licensed Foster Care provider. He had ingenious and resourceful approaches to problems and was constantly working on projects, be it business or hobby. He had an abiding interest in digital technology, enjoyed snow-birding in sunny Florida with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Eileen O'Connell. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his 3 daughters; Erin Tauer (Ryan), Keri O'Connell Bennett (James), Jackie Olson (Tom), their mother Renee DeSteno, 10 grandchildren; Lillian, Willa, Esther and Francis Tauer, Madeline and Miles Bennett, Cole, Ethan, Kailey and Landon Olson, 7 siblings; Pat Warzecha (Cornelius), Omar O'Connell (Irene), Fred O'Connell, Linda LaBore (Ken), Colleen Parenteau (Steve), Jim O'Connell (Barb), Mary Andersen (Kim); longtime friend Kathy Castillo; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will follow the visitation at the Brass Rail in Grandy.


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14

Jan

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Grandstrand Funeral Home - North Branch

6580 Main Street
North Branch, MN 55056

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