Funeral Director Apprentice

Tony grew up in central California. For many years Tony served as a Church planter, pastor and youth pastor in California, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tony completed his undergraduate work at Bethel College in St. Paul and his masters program from Fresno Pacific University and Seminary, in California.

Tony began his career in Funeral Service at O’Connell’s in the fall of 2019. As a pastor and chaplain in the St. Croix valley for over a dozen years he was no stranger to the O’Connell team. Tony has his funeral director apprentice license and will be completing courses to be a fully licensed director in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.



Tony and his wife Lisa have three sons, Rich, Ryan, and Micah and a daughter, Joy. They enjoy spending time with the family, traveling the state watching their kids in wrestling, baseball, football, trap shooting, and theater. Tony and Lisa once took 3 months and traveled the country in their 1969 Volkswagen Bus, which he had to rebuild on the road, twice. Tony also serves as the president of the Hudson Wrestling Club and often coaches Booster Baseball.