David McConnell
1936 - 2021
Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
David Nelson McConnell, age 85, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2021. David was born in Des Moines, Iowa to the Late Donald and Lelia "Nelson" McConnell on April 6, 1936. He was baptized April 6, 1946, at Union Park Christian Church and confirmed November 12, 1961, at St. John Lutheran Church in Madrid, Iowa. He graduated from East High School in Des Moines in 1954, Drake University in 1959 with a BS in Elementary Education, and Drake University in 1965 with an MS in Elementary School Administration. He served in the US Army from 1959 to 1961 in Germany. He married Nancy Olson August 12, 1961, in Madrid, Iowa. They were blessed with 2 children, Paul and Kristie. They moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1972 where he became an Elementary School Principal. He retired from education in 1998 after 43 years of teaching. He was an active member of Timothy Lutheran Church holding various officer positions and singing in the choir. He loved to bowl, play cards, work in the yard, and participated in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren's activities. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronald McConnell and his daughter in law, Deborah (Havlovic) McConnell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nancy McConnell; son, Paul McConnell of Omaha; daughter, Kristie Sollazzo of Council Bluffs; grandchildren, Olivia Nieman and husband Andrew, Matthew McConnell, Bailey Sollazzo, and Paige McConnell; great grandchildren, Addy and AJ Nieman and Ryder and Reece Rodriguez. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday July 13, at the Timothy Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., July 14, at Timothy Lutheran Church with Pastor Bill Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given to Timothy Lutheran Church (3112 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501) or St. Croix Hospice (1920 Rue Street ste 3, Council Bluffs, IA 51513).

Published by The Daily Nonpareil on Jul. 13, 2021.
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Prayers for you and your family. So many good memories - student teaching and working with Dave at Walnut Grove, Marriage Encounter, and Timothy.
Charlie/Vicki Mueller
July 17, 2021
Paul and Kristie , All the best to you and your families during this time, of your Father's passing . David Brandt (Bleu Ox Buddy)
David Brandt / Kent , WA.
July 16, 2021
I will never forget Mr. McConnell he was amazing 5th grade teacher and made learning fun. Thank you for the education and Rest In Peace
Misty Monroe
July 15, 2021
My condolences to the family. He was my principal when I attended Franklin. Very nice and caring we've lost an educator who made a difference.
Chris Harriman
July 14, 2021
My condolences on the adding of David. Marriage Encounter counterparts. Brad and Elaine Petersen
Bradley Petersen
July 14, 2021
I enjoyed working with Dave at Walnut Grove school. He was a really good guy and made me laugh often.
Mrs. Bev Nurton
July 13, 2021
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