Victor A. “Vic” McConnell, 77

Victor McConelleVictor A. “Vic” McConnell, age 77 of Melrose, died Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church in Melrose.

Victor Anthony McConnell was born November 14, 1934 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Harry and Mary (Schmitt) McConnell. After graduating from high school, Vic attended Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis. He married Claire Gilbert on June 13, 1956 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Vic worked for MN DOT as a technician for 39 years before retiring in 1990. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

Vic was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the St. Cloud Knights of Columbus Council #961.

Survivors include his wife, Claire McConnell of Melrose; brothers, Jim McConnell of Pasco, WA and Bill (Barb) McConnell of St. Cloud; brother-in-law, Richard Hall of Cottage Grove; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Vic was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Al McConnell; sisters, Rita Hall and Marie McConnell; sisters-in-law, Jean McConnell and Peg McConnell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the McConnell Scholarship Fund at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.

Arrangements were made by Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.