Details for William "Bill" O'Connell

William O’Connell, age 91, passed away peacefully at Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care on February 3, 2018 surrounded by his family. “Bill” was born in Chicago on May 15, 1926, the son of William and Gladys (Marhoefer) O’Connell. Bill went into the Army in 1943 during WWII, and served overseas in Europe until the end of 1948. He moved to Janesville with his family in 1967, and taught at Franklin Middle School until his retirement in 1992. Bill also coached football and track.

Bill is survived by his wife, Kay O’Connell; son, Tim (Julie) O’Connell; daughter, Kathleen (Gemma Gliori) O’Connell; two grandchildren, Ben and Hannah; stepchildren: Gary (Michelle) Stowe, Michelle (Larry) Fulton, and Michael (Donna) Stowe; eight stepgrandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Esther; and former wife, Dorothy.

No funeral services are planned at the request of the deceased. A private service will be held by the family at a later date. Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: