Dorothy J. Connell

Feb. 6, 1938 — March 2, 2018

Dorothy J. Connell, 80, of Muncie, passed away Friday, March 2, at Signature Healthcare in Muncie.

Born on Feb. 6, 1938, in Whiting, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Katzvinsky) Halajcsik. On June 26, 1965, in Hammond, she married Ernest L. Connell, who preceded her in death on March 22, 2000. Mrs. Connell was a homemaker.

Surviving her is a daughter Debra A. [Kerry] Knebel of Muncie; son Ernest J. Connell of Muncie; step-grandson Shawn Knebel of Star City; sister Ann Marie Ulm of Star City; and a brother Richard [Pat] Halajcsik of Florida.

She was preceded in death by a step-granddaughter Amanda Knebel; brothers: Michael Halajcsik Jr. and Jerry Halajcsik; and a sister Mary Ann “Joanie” Bukowski.

Visitation was from 4–7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in the Gundrum Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the All Saints Catholic Church with Father Gustavo Lopez officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport.

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(Pulaski County Journal — March 7, 2018)

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