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Jeanette O’Connell 09/11/2021

Jeanette O’Connell 09/11/2021

Jeanette M. O’Connell, age 94 of New Richmond, WI, died on Saturday, September 11, 2021. She was born November 2, 1926, to John Karl (Charley) and Elma (Bremer) Holmstadt in Lake City, MN. She is survived by her children Candice (Tim) Stoll, Jack (Tami) O’Connell and Richard (Patience) O’Connell; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren with 1 on the way. Sisters Evelyn (Arnold) Johnson and Delores Weir; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband Gerald O’Connell, her parents John Karl (Charley) and Elma (Bremer) Holmstadt, daughter, Kathleen O’Connell, sisters, Violet (Cecil) Howard, Rachel (Norbert) Marx, Brother, Fritz (Berdelle) Holmstadt and brother-in-law Arnold Weir. She was a loved 2nd grade schoolteacher in New Richmond for 25 years and a well-loved member of United Methodist church. She left an imprint on the hearts of many and will be missed.  A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11 am at the United Methodist Church 209 E Second Street New Richmond, WI and streamed live through the link just below this obituary.  Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 4-8 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services 728 S Knowles Avenue New Richmond, WI and on Thursday from 9-11 am at the church.  Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Jeanette’s service



  • Minerva Barnhart Posted September 16, 2021 12:11 am

    To the family of Jeanette I feel I lost a best friend! My daughter Monica, was so enamored of her as a
    great teacher, and I so enjoyed her in our United Methodist Women’s unit here in New Richmond. She was very loved from many directions in this community. So sorry for your loss! Blessings

  • Christine Hawkins-Podboy Posted September 22, 2021 11:45 am

    Hi y’all. Scott and my deepest sympathies in saying goodbye to your Mom. She was always so sweet to me and kind to my mom. I just finished watching the video, thank you for sharing great memories of Aunt Jeanette with us. We will be with you in spirit and online tomorrow. Candice, oh my gosh, you were a beautiful bride! Of course Jack and Dick handsome as ever. Bless you guys and hugs. Chirstine and Scott

  • Jake Munson Posted September 22, 2021 7:07 pm

    To the family of Mrs. Jennette O’Connell. I fondly remember Mrs. O’Connell as my 2nd grade teacher. She pushed me to always explore my creativity and curiosity. Somehow she managed to look past all of my crazy antics and see, in her words, the potential she knew was in me from the start. She was always kind, patient, and always ready to listen to what I had to say no matter how weird the topic was. I am deeply honored have know her and forever grateful for her encouragement to never stop exploring. My only regret is that I never got to thank her in person for being such an influential part of my life. From my family to yours, we wish you well and offer our deepest condolences. We are all better people because of her.
    Jake Munson and Family

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