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Edward F. O’Connor 1927-2014

January 14, 2014
Emmetsburg News

A Funeral Mass for Edward O'Connor of Emmetsburg was held Friday, Jan. 10, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg.

Burial was in St. Jacob's Catholic Cemetery. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Francis O'Connor was born Aug. 24, 1927, the son of Maurice and Ella (McNamara) O'Connor. He attended Saint Ellen's Catholic School until eighth grade. From there, Ed began working in order to help and support his family who ran a trucking business. They hauled mail to Depew, freight, corn, and whatever else needed hauling. In 1956, he entered the United States Army where he served during the Korean War.

After his service, Ed met Edna at the Redwood Cafe where Edna worked for his sister, Rose. Edna's dark hair and beautiful smile caught the attention of Ed quickly and it was "love at first sight". He was united in marriage to Edna Mae Schumacher at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Aug. 16, 1958. The couple lived and raised their family in Emmetsburg.

Eddie was employed by the city of Emmetsburg and worked in various departments but mainly for E.M.U. for over 30 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed riling up Edna, playing solitaire, "recycling" of old appliances, hanging out with his buddies at Jensvold Motor Company, his family and grandchildren (always looking for chickens for the grandchildren as a joke).

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, Edward Francis O'Connor passed away at his home in Emmetsburg at the age of 86.

Left to cherish his memory are her children: Cynthia Rene Glover of Badger, Edward F. O'Connor, Jr. of Emmetsburg and Timothy J. O'Connor and wife, Kimberly of Buffalo Center; one sister, Rose Margaret (O'Connor) McFarland and niece, Rose Reit of Emmetsburg; and six grandchildren: Felicia, Anthony and Trevor Martin and Kayla, Ashley, and Lucas O'Connor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Mae O'Connor; his son, Maurice Leonard O'Connor; and his brother, Maurice L. O'Connor.

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