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Gregory Scott McConnell

February 8, 1969 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 52)


Gregory Scott McConnell, 52, of La Porte, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Northwest Health - La Porte.

Gregory was born in Torrington, WY, on February 8, 1969 to Edward Harold and Verla Jean (Greenbush) McConnell.  

On September 3, 2011 in La Porte, he married Donna Makowski, who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Shelby Pearish of La Porte, Cory (Alyssa) Nehmelman of Michigan City, and Melanie (Nick) McConnell of La Porte; stepdaughters, Emily Gesino and Grace Gesino both of La Porte; 7 grandchildren, June, Ayden, Aubrey, Ava, Asher, Paisley, and Colt; mother, Verla McConnell of La Porte; brother, Fred McConnell of Valparaiso; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward McConnell; grandfather, Kenneth V. McConnell; and grandmother, Frankie E. McConnell.

Gregory proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He later worked as a Sanitation Engineer for 10 years at Waste Management.  

Gregory was a faithful member of Journey Church and the Fight Club Ministry.  He loved riding his motorcycle, hunting, and exercising his Second Amendment right.  More than anything, Gregory sacrificially loved his family.  He was loyal, trustworthy, faithful, passionate, determined, and proud. Gregory will lovingly be remembered by his family as eccentric and a goofball.  He will be deeply missed.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Journey Church with Pastor Kelley Sewell officiating.  Time to be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family c/o Donna McConnell, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN  46350.                                

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