(Wednesday - September 30, 2020) - Alwilda (Beck) McConnell, age 83, of Norway, passed away Friday, September 25, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.

Alwilda was born in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1937 the daughter of the late Felix and Alwilda (Edmiston) Beck. She married Louis D. McConnell on November 8, 1958 at Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Georgia.

They lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Arkansas before moving to Vulcan in 1971.

She worked many years as a floral designer for Fredricks Floral in Iron Mountain.

Alwilda loved knitting, crocheting, going to camp, snowmobiling, flea markets and bluegrass music. In her later years, summers in Pennsylvania and the winters in Florida was what she looked forward to.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years Louis; son Allen (Becky Langin) McConnell; 5 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and a large extended family in the eastern states.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Aileen Beck and brother Bernard Beck.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be private family services only.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.


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