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Michael Robert O'Connor

Michael Robert O'Connor, 76, of Duluth, Minn., passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Solvay Hospice House. He was born May 5, 1937, in Pontiac, Mich., to Albert and Mae (Webb) O'Connor. Mike served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Marines. He loved hunting and being with his dog, "Sidney."

Mike was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty; and one brother, Jack O'Connor.

He is survived by his children, Patrick (Stephanie) O'Connor, Richard O'Connor and Cathleen Cotton; step-daughters, Denise Tomala, Darlene Yzaguirre, Dorene (Bill) Polselli, Diane (Dave) Ranua and Deanna Cich; one brother, James (Marlene) O'Connor; several grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 27, from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service at Nelson Funeral Care, 1004 Cloquet Ave., Cloquet. Military honors will be presented by the Cloquet Combined Honor Guard, followed by refreshments in the fellowship room. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

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December 26, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.