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Richard L. McConnell

August 14, 1944 December 4, 2018
Richard L.  McConnell
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Obituary for Richard L. McConnell

Richard L. ”Dick” McConnell, age 74, passed away December 4, 2018 at Hillcrest Health and Rehab in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Dick was born August 14, 1944 in Avon Park, Florida to the late Lee McConnell and Augusta McEvoy McConnell. Dick was a 1962 graduate of St. Francis Xavier High School in Council Bluffs and in 1992 received his BA from UNO. Dick worked for 38 years at Offutt AFB as their Records Clerk and later for Douglas County Probate Court for 12 years retiring in 2015. Dick was a member of the Catholic faith, Omaha Philatelic Society, where he served as past president and editor of their Space Filler News, American Philatelic Society; and the Trans-Mississippi Philatelic Society. He was a past article contributor to the Nonpareil on Stamp Collecting.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lee; mother, Augusta Grubb and stepfather, Russell Grubb; brother, Eugene P. McConnell in 1966.

Survivors include sister, Patricia Cox and husband, Harold E. Sr.; niece, Jayne Zitek and husband, Joe; nephew, Harold E. Cox, II and wife, Dawn all of Council Bluffs; nephew, Richard B. Cox and wife, Tami of Columbus, Nebraska.

Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 9:00am at Corpus Christi-Holy Family Church. Luncheon will follow immediately. Interment following the luncheon in Neola, Iowa. Memorials to American Diabetes and March of Dimes, preferred.

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Previous Events

Recitation of the Rosary




6:00 PM 12/7/2018 6:00:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Followed by visitation until 8:00 pm.

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




9:00 AM 12/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
Corpus Christi - Holy Family Church

2231 Avenue B
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Luncheon will immediately follow. Interment will follow the luncheon in Neola, Iowa.

Corpus Christi - Holy Family Church
2231 Avenue B Council Bluffs 51501 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick's Cemetery - Neola Final Resting Place

308 4th Street
Neola, IA 51559

308 4th Street Neola 51559 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

March of Dimes


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