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  Name Pat O'Connor
Date Of Birth 6/3/1947 
Date Of Death 4/15/2013 
Funeral Home Eickemeyer 
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Maurice Griffin O’Connor III was born at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, MO on June 3, 1947 to Maurice Griffin O’Connor and Ruby Elinor (Bickel) O’Connor. He entered into rest at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Villisca, IA on April 15, 2013. He was known to all by the name “Pat”. This name was given to him by a delivery nurse who thought he looked like a handsome Irish lad, and this name has stayed with him throughout his life.
Pat attended elementary school in Blockton, Iowa, Junior High at Conway Middle School, and High School in Bedford, Iowa. He graduated from Bedford in 1967. He loved to play football in high school, and even played one game with a broken leg. His senior year, he was awarded honorable mention All-Conference.
Pat served in the United States Army in Germany from 1967 to 1969. Following his discharge from the Army, Pat returned to the States and pursued a career training racehorses. His love for horses and rodeo took him all over the country, and allowed him to make many close friendships, which he cherished. Pat enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his great-nieces and nephews.
Pat is survived by his siblings, Maurine Jane & Gerald Larson of Grayling, Michigan; Norma Jean & Kelly Butler of New Market; James Edward & Selina O’Connor of Blockton, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law Michael H. Wilmes, and nephew Jason A. Wilmes.
Funeral services for Mr. Pat O'Connor, 65 of New Market, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, with interment at Memory Cemetery, New Market. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to the family.