Michael K. "Mike" McConnell, age 65, died on January 22, 2020 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. He was born on January 30, 1954 in North Platte to Merle and Delores (Ecker) McConnell.
On December 31, 1996, Mike married Cindy Farrar in North Platte, Nebraska.
Mike worked several years for Paxton equipment before he was hired on at Nebraska Public Power District where he worked for 25 years until his retirement in 2016. After retirement, Mike and Cindy went on extended camping trips, liked to attend horse races, did lots of country western dancing and traveled to different states. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Cindy, of North Platte, Nebraska; daughter Megan (Justin) Mullen of Paxton, Nebraska; son Nathan Mcconnel of Lincoln, Nebraska; step-children Marisa Joudrey and John (Tamara) Snider all of Kearney, Nebraska; grandchildren Taylor Mullen-Beck, Ryan Joudrey, Trayvin Snider, Madilynn Mullen, Afton Snider, Kaydence Mullen and Pheryn Snider; brothers Pat McConnell of Broken Bow, Nebraska and Mark (Sue) McConnell of Paxton, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Korah Mullen.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences for Mike's family can be left at carpentermemorial.com.
Cremation was chosen. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.