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Carrie June McConnell

April 2, 1948 July 12, 2008
Carrie June McConnell
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Carrie June McConnell, nee Williamson, 60, died peacefully at her home on July 12, 2008, surrounded by her loving husband, daughter, and members of her family. Carrie was born on April 2, 1948, in St. Croix Falls, and grew up on the family farm near the Trollhaugen Ski Resort outside of Dresser. Carrie attended elementary school in Dresser and graduated from St. Croix Falls High School. Carrie went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the UW-Eau Claire and began her career as a medical technologist. Carrie married David McConnell on March 19, 1989. The couple was blessed as a family with the birth of their only child on Jan. 12, 1992, a daughter, Cathryn. Carrie had many loves, interests and talents. First and foremost she loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Carrie was devoted to her family and demonstrated a genuine concern for all of them. She loved her piano students and taught them so much more than just music. Carrie had a passion for horses and loved teaching others the joy of working with horses. She was active in the community and in her church, serving as church organist and Sunday school leader at the Siren United Methodist Church. Carrie was a gifted health care professional, wife, mother, horsewoman, musician and teacher who was loved by many and will be missed by all. Carrie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Basil and Carrie Monroe and Wallace and Carrie Williamson; her father, Wallace Williamson; brother, Joel Williamson, and nephew, Craig Osterbauer. Carrie is survived by husband, David; daughter, Cathryn; her mother, Betty Williamson; her brother, Lee Williamson (Barbara); and her sisters, Mary Osterbauer (Steven), Eileen Tomlinson (Alan), and Amy Williamson (Mike); along with nieces and nephews, Chris, Scott, Tami, Tricia, Travis, Kate, Michael, Carrie Joy, Alyshia and Ashley . A time for visitation with the family is scheduled on Friday, Aug. 8, from 5 - 8 p.m., at the Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic. Her memorial service will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Siren United Methodist Church in Siren. She requested that this be a praise service, so please dress casually. Interment will be at Sand Lake Cemetery, Polk County, and restricted to family members. In lieu of flowers the family has set up two memorials for Carrie. A scholarship that will bear her name at the Kairos Equestrian Center in Amery and donations towards replacing the sound system at her church. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, WI, was entrusted with arrangements.
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