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Warren Ervin McConnell
Warren Ervin McConnell

SALINA — Warren Ervin McConnell, 89, Salina, passed away on July 8, 2024 at Salina Regional Health Center with his family by his side. He was born on Nov. 9, 1934 in Haileyville, Okla. to William Warren McConnell and Zelma (Allen) McConnell. His stepmother was Neva (Walford) McConnell. 

He married Patricia Ann Bahr on Oct. 6, 1959. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and was honorably discharged with the rank of “Sergeant.” He was a police officer for the City of Hoisington for 13 years as a Captain. He was a postal worker for 38 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was Grand Knight & District Deputy. He was a volunteer for the Hoisington Fire Department for over 25 years. He was a Hunter Safety Instructor for 20 years. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-mother; wife, Patricia McConnell; half-brothers, Warren Lee, Samuel, Kenneth McConnell, and Harley English; and brothers-in-law Tom Call, Daryl Dietz and Leo Moore . Survivors include children, Edwinda (Wayne) Day, Weldon (Karla) McConnell, Jan (Jody) Pfannenstiel, and Renee (Scott) Suppes; seven grandchildren, Miranda Flores, Kristen Flores and Erica (Robert) Harford, Dr. Sarah (Nate) . Nathan McConnell, Lauren Suppes and MaKayla Suppes; sister-in-laws, Luella Call, Rita Bahr, Jenelda Moore, and Frances Dietz; great-grandchildren, Dakotah and Colton Harlin, John, Matthew, Kallie, Lucas and Brook Harford; half-brothers and half-sisters, Paula Shelly, Frances, Forest and Kathy English; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hoisington, celebrated by Father Warren Stecklein. Knights of Columbus rosary will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery following the ceremony. Memorials are suggested to Clara Barton Foundation or St. John’s Catholic Church in care of Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home 

P.O. Box 146 

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 11, 2024