David “Dave” Alan McConnell

David “Dave” Alan McConnell, age 63, died Friday, June 12, 2020 surrounded by loved ones in his home in Lake City. MN.

Dave was born on January 7, 1957 in Clinton, IA to Ward and Jeanne (Mayer) McConnell. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1975. He joined the Carpenters Union in 1978. He married Lori Sikkema on May 19, 1979 at Methodist Church in Clinton, IA.

Dave was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed camping, boating and spending time with his family. His humor, kindness, gentle touch and love for life was known by all. 

Dave was a union carpenter for over 36 years who recently retired in 2014. His patience and attention to detail was shown in his amazing craftsmanship. 

Dave never missed an opportunity to show his support for his family, children and grandchildren. Birthdays, sporting events and monumental life moments were never missed. He loved his travels, if it was driving across the country to sit on the sandy beaches of Florida, visiting family in his beloved states of Colorado and Iowa or just escaping to the mighty Mississippi with his fishing boat in tow. 

Dave is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Lindsey (Jason) Sowers of Stewartville, MN; son, Ryan McConnell of Rochester, MN; two grandchildren, Layla Rippentrop and Broc Sowers of Stewartville, MN; sisters, Kathi (Bill) Newman of Mountain Home, AR, Carol (Byron) Griffith of Clinton, IA, Jamie (Tom) Roling of Tiffin, IA; brothers, Kevin (Sande) McConnell of Tucson, AZ, Mark McConnell of Wind Lake, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Patrick (Pat) McConnell, Mike McConnell, Joe McConnell; sister, Mary (Ron) Unglaub; and nephews, Sean and Eric McConnell.

A Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 with a Service at 12:00 pm at Rochester Cremation Services (1605 Civic Center Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901.) Dave will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery after the service. Luncheon at Eagles Club will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. 507-206-4449 rochestercremationservicesmn.com

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