Dennis M. O'Connor, age 85, of Council Bluffs, passed away June 11, 2020, at his daughter's house. Dennis was born June 4, 1935, in Council Bluffs, to the late Denis and Ellen (Sheehy) O'Connor, and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with the class of 1953. After graduation, he began a 44 year working career with the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1997, as a Locomotive Engineer. Dennis was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Beck on June 2, 1956, and they were blessed with three children, Kathy, Denise and Kevin. His memberships include St. Patrick's Church and UP Oldtimers. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Shirley, in 2009. Survivors include daughters, Kathy O'Connor Hughes, Denise O'Connor; son, Kevin O'Connor; brothers, John O'Connor and wife Barbara, Thomas O'Connor and wife Donna; nieces and nephews. Rosary Recitation, Monday, 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Funeral service, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.., all at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral will be live streamed with interment, in St. Joseph Cemetery. Luncheon will follow, at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Memorials are suggested to St. Albert School and the Midlands Humane Society. Mass of Christian Burial will be held when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
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