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Helen Honor (O'Connell) HACKER Obituary
Age 88 Died in peace on August 11, 2013 Honor O'Connell was born in 1925 and grew up on a farm in Roberts, WI. As a student at the College of St. Benedict, she met her future husband, Joe. They married in 1948 and raised four children. Honor's life was devoted to teaching. "Mrs. H" touched the lives of countless students during her decades-long career at Hill-Murray School. Her numerous awards include a MN Teacher of Excellence, Hill-Murray Teacher of the Year, MN Chamber Foundation for Excellence in Education and the 2012 Benedictine Award from Hill-Murray School. Honor was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 2004. She is survived by her sister, Colman O'Connell OSB, son, John (Rita), daughters: Barbara, Mary Dee (Steve Nishibayashi) and Ann; grand-children, Kathryn and Mark Nishibayashi. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am Wednesday at St. John's Church in Little Canada, 380 E. Little Canada Rd., visitation at church 9:30 to 11:30 Wednesday. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Hill-Murray School or donor's choice. Arr. Chapel Funeral Providers, 651-224-8080.

Published in Pioneer Press on Aug. 13, 2013
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