|Douglas R. McConnell|
Douglas R. McConnell of Walworth died on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, after a lingering illness.
Doug was born on Aug. 27, 1964, in Darlington, Wis., to Merlyn and Dixie McConnell. The family relocated from Darlington to Eagle River, Wis., in 1978.
Doug graduated from Northland Pines High School in 1983, and attended UW-Madison before returning to Eagle River.Doug married Maryanne Kirby of Three Lakes in November of 1985. As their family grew, Doug and Maryanne lived in the Eagle River area before moving to the Walworth area. Although the couple eventually divorced, Doug remained close to their four children, who were the light of his life.
Later, he married Sharon Zinser and lived in Darien.
Doug is survived by his parents; his children, Amanda (Andy) Glassman, Ashley (fiancé Kyle Luchinski), Melanie, and Brad McConnell; his precious first grandchild, Ruby Marilyn Glassman; his siblings, Melinda (Tom) Osman, Tim (Sandi) McConnell, Andrew (Susan) McConnell, Melanie (Jack) Murphy, and Philip (Karen) McConnell; and many nieces and nephews.
He also is survived by his maternal grandmother, Lola Dunn; several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; and his former wives, Maryanne Bruss and Sharon McConnell.
Doug was a bright and articulate man, interested in history and politics. He was a straightforward person who did his best to meet life head-on, the good and the bad.
He loved his family, especially his children, and delighted in the adults they had become. He was good to his parents and loyal to his siblings.
Memorial services were held Sept. 30, at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be made to Alcoholics Anonymous Area 75.
|Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:35 PM|