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Marian E. McConnell

November 1, 1929 – July 9, 2017


Marian E. McConnell, age 87, of Monroe, passed away at 9:39 p.m. Sunday, at Wellspring Lutheran Services. After being diagnosed with cancer, Marion enjoyed 2 years cancer free before her cancer returned a few months ago.


Friends and family may visit from 12 p.m. until services at 5 p.m. Thursday, at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Jeffrey Heimsoth, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle, will follow at a later date.


Born November 1, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Minnie (Muehleisen) Guhl. Marian graduated from Monroe High School with the class of 1947. She married Harold G. McConnell on December 20, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church; sadly, after 49 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on December 13, 2007. Marian worked as an Executive Secretary for Ford Motor Company for 35 years. She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed traveling with her family. An avid magnet collector, she amassed hundreds of magnets from all over the world.


To cherish her memory, she leaves four children: Barbara (Jim) Peterson of Howell, Michigan, Richard (Sandra) McConnell of Monroe, Nancy Powers of South Bend, Indiana and Bonnie (David) McCracken of Seward, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and husband, Marian was preceded in death by her sister, Madonna Ruhlig; an aunt, Sylma Guyor; an uncle, Lloyd Guyor; and a son-in-law, Kevin Powers.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Wellspring Lutheran Services.


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One Response to Marian E. McConnell

  • Robyn Bonifacii says:

    I only had a short time knowing Marian but what a pleasure it was. She was a special lady. My love to her family. Love, Robyn from Wellspring.

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