Connie J. McNare

Connie J. McNare, 62, of Merriman, Neb., passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Bennett County Hospital in Martin, S.D. 

Connie was born July 7, 1958 in Gordon, Neb. to Raymond and Joy (Holeman) Weimer. She received her early education in country schools near Merriman and later graduated from high school in Martin in 1976. Connie attended Chadron State College for a few years before returning to Martin where she worked in the laundry department at the Bennett County Nursing Home and Hospital. Later in life, Connie worked for Alco in Valentine as well. 

Connie was united in marriage to Bryce McNare on August 25, 1990 in Batesland, S.D. They made their home in the Sandhills of Nebraska.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, and quilting. Connie was very outgoing and friendly.

Connie was a member of the Quilt Club in Valentine and Victory Bible Church in Merriman.

Survivors include her husband, Bryce McNare, Merriman; son, Daniel McNare, Norfolk, Neb.; sister, Kathi Roten, Merriman; and a nephew, Luke Weimer, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Tim Weimer. 

Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Friday, March 12, at the Merriman Dance Hall with Pastor Dave Morrison officiating. Interment will follow at the Merriman Community Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or Mert Youth Camp.

Sandoz Chapel of the Pines is in Charge of service arrangements. Online obituary and condolences may be left at 

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