Brent Lee McConnell, 65, of Island City, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at his residence. At his request, there will be no service.
Brent was born on January 3, 1954, in Mount Clemens, Michigan to Orrin and Ruth (Anderson) McConnell. He resided in Ossineke, MI and Island City, OR. He graduated from Alpena High School and the American Maritime Officers Academy. He married his one true love, Karen Ann Kauffman.
Brent was employed with the American Steamship Company for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, riding his motorcycle, and most of all spending time with family. His greatest achievement was being a loving husband, father, and grandfather who cared deeply for his family.
Brent is survived by his wife, Karen; son, Scott McConnell (Alicia) of La Grande, OR and daughter, Nicole McConnell of La Grande, OR; parents, Orrin and Ruth McConnell of Alpena, MI; sister, Terri Konecki of Alpena, MI; 2 grandchildren and 7 nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3095.