Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.
Mrs. O'Connor passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.
Dolores "Dee" Elaine O'Connor, the daughter of John Elmer and Lillian Degner Disch, was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Sioux City, Ia. It was there that she received her education and graduated from Central High School. Dee then began working for Bell Telephone Company as a supervisor.
On Sept. 8, 1956, Dee married Charles Anthony O'Connor in Sioux City, Ia. Following their marriage, they lived in Sioux City, Sioux Falls and then moved to Spencer. Dee worked for many years at Longhouse Residence in the Activities Department. In her spare time, Dee enjoyed reading, music, the arts, cooking, socializing with her friends and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed volunteering at Johnson and Fairview Elementary Schools, helping the first graders with reading.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chuck on Jan. 21, 1990.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Bill Brennan of Spencer; children: Dave (Karen) O'Connor and family (Chrissy, Jackie, Fran and Dan), Julie (John) Izard and family (Kelly and Carly), Pat (Frank) Rottinghaus and family (Anne (Richard) Conrad and Henry), Libby (Rustin) Nelson and Emmett, Michelle (Tim) Nensel and family (Michael (Jessica) Nensel, Katelyn and Brayden), Daniel (Shelby) Nensel and Quinn, Melissa Nensel and fiancÚ, Brent Pyle, and Billy (Sue) Brennan; her twin sister, Doris Disch of Stockton, Calif.; other relatives and friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.