Richard O'Connell, 81

Richard John O'Connell, 81, of Montgomery, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Richard was born at his home in Derrynane Township on January 1, 1927, a son of Robert and Margaret (Benzick) O'Connell. He attended country school and entered the U.S. Navy on March 5, 1945, serving in Okinawa on the USS Zaniah.  He was discharged on August 19, 1946, and returned to the Montgomery area.  Richard married Loretta Kline at St. Thomas on September 6, 1947, and they farmed for 20 years.

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