Laurie McConnell
1963 - 2020
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MCCONNELL, Laurie J. (Ehlenbeck), devoted wife and mother, passed peacefully to Eternal Life on October 31, 2020 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Laurie was born May 9, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew up in Whitefish Bay and Cedarburg, WI. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and relocated to Seattle to be with her future husband and begin a career in sleep disorders medicine. They later moved to the Tampa Bay, FL area, got married and raised their daughter. Laurie cared greatly about helping others, and worked as a clinical specialist, teacher and career training specialist. She is deeply missed by husband, Robert McConnell of Palm Harbor, FL; daughter, Lisa McConnell of Conshohocken, PA; father, Gary Ehlenbeck of Whitefish Bay, WI; mother and step-father, Judith and Richard Pfister of Cedarburg, WI; brother, Steven Ehlenbeck (Ana) of Savannah, GA, brother, Richard Ehlenbeck (Kira) of Waukesha, WI, and all of her extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kiel, WI in spring 2021. A celebration of Laurie's life will be held in Wisconsin and Florida at future dates. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in honor of Laurie's memory to: Children's Home Network, 10909 Memorial Highway, Tampa, FL, 33615; or Holy Trinity Parish, 11928 Marken Rd., Kiel, WI 53042. Curlew Hills. F.H.

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Published in Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 27, 2020
I will miss you Laurie! You were a kind, caring and compassionate sister and person. I will cherish the fond memories we have and you'll always have a special place in my heart.I am comforted in knowing you are at peace in heaven with our gracious Lord.
Rick Ehlenbeck
November 22, 2020
Please except my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time of grieving. May God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Simone Taylor
November 22, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Andre and Janet Re
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