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July 30, 1948-April 27, 2017
OAKWOOD - Vicky Valene Connell, 68, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
Vicky was born July 30, 1948, in Mishawaka, Ind., to Virgil B. and Doris M. (Keene) Houck. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis K. Houck.
She married Bill Connell on Oct. 9, 1992.
Surviving are her husband, Bill; daughter, Teresa Bollenbacher; son, Dean Bollenbacher; their father, Dale Bollenbacher; stepchildren, Lisa and Michael; sister-in-law, Sharon (Rice) Houck; brother, Terry B. Houck; and grandchildren, Derek, Deana, Drew, Haiden, Kayla and Justin.
Vicky worked for 1st Illinois Credit Union in the IT department. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels; she played piano and organ for her church, member of Corner Stone Quartet, and also was a seamstress of a bridal shop.
There will be a memorial for Vicky at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6, at Oakwood Church of The Nazarene, 311 East U.S. Route 150. Everyone is invited. Thank you everyone for all your prayers. Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka, assisted the family. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to RealServices. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 4, 2017
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