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Obituary: Thomas O'Connell, 90 - February 25, 2019
Thomas O'Connell Jr., 90, of Morton, passed away Monday (Feb. 25, 2019) at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Morton.

Tom was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Dana, to Thomas and Emma Louis O'Connell. He married DeLores Zulz on Nov. 27, 1952, in Wenona. They were married for 66 years. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Greg (Judy) O'Connell, North Fort Myers, Fla.; Sue (Paul) Mroz, Peoria; Julie Bishop, Jupiter, Fla.; and Michael (Wiesia Mancewicz) O'Connell, Chicago; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jack O'Connell, Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Tom was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton, where a visitation will be held from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday with a Mass of Christian burial following at 11 a.m., officiated by Monsignor Gerald T. Ward. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wenona.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Morton, is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Illinois Cancer Care, St. Jude Runs or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.