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Joseph E. Connors

April 11, 1937 October 31, 2019
Joseph E. Connors
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Obituary for Joseph E. Connors

Joseph E. Connors, 82, of Grand Ridge, passed away Thursday morning October 31, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ottawa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am Monday, November 4, 2019 at St. Mary’s of the Fields, Grand Ridge with Rev. Ghislain Inai, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa before the service.

Joe was born on April 11, 1937 to John and Catherine (Stoehr) Connors in Streator. He was in the graduating class of 55’ at LaSalle-Peru High School. He worked for the LaSalle County Highway Department for 38 years. Joe married Jeanine (Ingold) Roux on October 18, 1996 at St. Mary’s of the Fields, Grand Ridge. He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Fields, Grand Ridge and the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanine; his six children, Mary Connors of Bartlett, Joyce (Brian) Bardson of Grand Ridge, Michael Connors of LaSalle, Jim (Michelle) Roux of Grand Ridge, Jamie (Bob) Kowalczyk of Montgomery, Tracey Connors of Elk Grove Village; 9 grandchildren, Nataley Kowalczyk, Austin Kowalczyk, Oliva Kowalczyk, Jacob Robin, Emma Robin, Molly Bardson, Maggie (Matt) Pagakis, Matthew “Buck” Roux, Madison Roux; three great-grandchildren, Brody Pagakis, Brinxlei Pagakis, and Noah Kowalczyk; and two sisters, Margaret Gerace of Ottawa and Ann Gerace of LaSalle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Alec Kowalczyk; one great granddaughter, Brenlee Pagakis; and two brothers, William C. “Bill” Connors and Edward Connors in infancy.

Pallbearers will be Bob Kowalczyk, Austin Kowalczyk, Brian Bardson, Matthew Roux, Nataley Kowalczyk and Jacob Robin.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s of the Field, Grand Ridge or to the Grand Ridge Fire Department.


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Visitation

Monday

4

Nov

9:00 AM 11/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/4/2019 10:30:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Mass

Monday

4

Nov

9:00 AM 11/4/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/4/2019 10:30:00 AM
St. Mary of the Fields

2098 Joe Hettel Rd
Grand Ridge, IL 61325

St. Mary of the Fields
2098 Joe Hettel Rd Grand Ridge 61325 IL
United States

Graveside Service

Monday

4

Nov

12:20 PM 11/4/2019 12:20:00 PM
Grand Rapids Cemetery

Grand Ridge
Grand Ridge Township, IL 61325

Grand Rapids Cemetery
Grand Ridge Grand Ridge Township 61325 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grand Ridge Cemetery Final Resting Place

2334 E 17th Road
Grand Ridge, IL 61325

2334 E 17th Road Grand Ridge 61325 IL
United States
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