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Tracey Margaret O'Connell

September 17, 1965 — January 10, 2019

Tracey O’Connell, age 53, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Neillsville.

 

Tracey O’Connell was born on September 17, 1965 in Marshfield, WI the daughter of Frederick and Margaret “Peggy” (Schlinsog) Blaskowski. She graduated from Granton High School in 1983 and then worked in the office at Figi’s in Marshfield and later for the Ben Franklin store in Neillsville. For the past 28 years she has worked at Tricor Insurance, formerly known as Westland Insurance in Neillsville

 

She was a member of the Pine Valley Zion Lutheran Church in Neillsville, and she enjoyed joking with Pastor Anderson before services. Tracey enjoyed cooking, being outdoors, animals of all kinds and hunting. This past hunting season she “bagged” her first buck in 30 years of hunting. She was a kind-hearted person who enjoyed having her son’s friends over to the house and treating them as if they were her own children.

 

She is survived by her husband, Duane and a son, DeRick O’Connell of Neillsville.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her grandparents, Emil and Lorraine Schlinsog and John and Catherine Blaskowski.

 

Funeral Services for Tracey will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Pine Valley – Zion Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Music will be provided by Sharon Bjerke, organist. Interment will be in the Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery in Granton. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday at the church.

 

Honorary Pall Bearers are: Rikki Ratsch and Ryan Dunn.

 

Pall Bearers are: Donald Elmhorst, Jeff Strangfeld, Dallas Thoma, Korry Durham, Kent Durham and Rick Durham.

 

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

 

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Tracey’s family with Funeral arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 14, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church - Pine Valley

W6867 Granton Rd, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church - Pine Valley

W6867 Granton Rd, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

Zion American Lutheran Church Cemetery

W2824 Hill Rd, Granton, WI 54436

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