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O'Connell Family welcomes new staff

O'Connell Family welcomes new staff

The OConnell Family Funeral Homes are excited to welcome to the community two new funeral directors. Cole Skadsem and Laine Halverson joined the staff of the OConnells this past year. Both Cole and Laine graduated from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science program in 2017. It was here where the two became great friends prior to Cole asking Laine to marry him! The two have a September marriage planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Woodville. Laine loves the outdoors, especially hiking. But she also enjoys a quiet day at home watching the Golden Girls or listening to classic rock. Cole loves basketball. Hes a huge Timberwolves fan and loves to play basketball with anyone who's willing.

"Cole and Laine have been an incredible addition to our family. They have great personalities that have fit in perfectly with our team." stated Mike OConnell (owner and manager of the funeral homes). "We couldnt be happier with them joining our staff. As the old saying goes: 'You are only as good as the people you surround yourselves with. I am blessed beyond words with the staff we have. They are family!"