John D. Connolly

Connolly, John D. 63, Danvers, Minn., died Monday, January 6, 2020, in CentraCare St. Cloud Hospital, Minn. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Church. Interment will be in Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Danvers, Minn. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Danvers Fire Department Building Fund. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home. John Daniel Connolly was born October 12th, 1956 in Benson, Minn., son of Thomas Charles and Ann Frances (DeMarce) Connolly. He grew up in Danvers and graduated from Benson High School in 1974. John attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and graduated with a degree in Ag Business Administration. John joined the State Bank of Danvers in 1980 after 2 years of experience at the First State Bank of Lakefield. In 1999, the bank opened a new facility in Benson and 2002 marked a full century of continuous financial service to the community by four generations of the Connolly family. John became the CEO in May 2009 and enjoyed working at the bank with his employees, customers, and helping others with financial advice and support. John was a banker at State Bank of Danvers for 40 years, 29 of them alongside his father Tom. John was called from his life suddenly on January 6, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Deb Connolly of Danvers; children: Patrick Connolly (significant other Crystal Ellison), Tara (Josh) Sternfels, Krysta Connolly (significant other Stephen Andrews); parent: Vonnie Connolly; siblings: Vince (Joyce) Connolly, Joe (Pam) Connolly, Ellen (Jeff) Eckhoff, Dan (Marcia) Connolly, Chauntel (Brad) Rode, Kim (Jim Schoepski) Knutson, and Cari (Peter) White.