Lois O’Connell, 83, of Spring Valley


Lois O’Connell

Lois M. O’Connell, 83, of Spring Valley, died on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at Spring Valley Living, where she resided.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1935, in Austin, to Dewey and Lydia (Meyer) Ringenberg.

She attended and graduated from school in Rochester.

She was united in marriage to Nicholas J. O’Connell on April 27, 1956, in Austin.

In 1962 they moved to Spring Valley where they started O’Connell Construction in 1969. She worked as the bookkeeper for the company for many years. She enjoyed the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sporting events, playing pool, dancing and playing cards with family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Jim (Vicky) O’Connell of Spring Valley, Jerry (Ronda) O’Connell of Naples, Fla., Dave (Laurie) O’Connell of Hudson, Wis., Dan “Joe” (Patty) O’Connell of Spring Valley, Lori (Alec) Stier of Grand Meadow, Bryan (Kathy) O’Connell of Spring Valley, Wayne (Brenda) O’Connell of Byron and Lana (Dave) Blanchard of Spring Valley; 26 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and two brothers, William (Mary) Ringenberg and Robert (Jeanine) Ringenberg. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas in April 1999, and a sister, Connie Stokes.

Funeral mass for her was held on Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial followed in St Bridget’s Cemetery in Simpson, Minn.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

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