Roger Conner

Roger Conner




Roger D. Conner, 61, of Fayette, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at Maple Crest Manor in Fayette. His loving family surrounded him.

A celebration of Roger’s life was held at Klocks Island Park in Fayette at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2019. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette assistedRoger’s family. Online condolences may be left at Roger Dean, the youngest of four boys was born, Friday, February 21, 1958, to Raymond Everett and Marjorie Jean (Shepard) Conner in Oelwein. He attended school in Fayette and would later attend the Job Corp in Nemo, South Dakota. On April 24, 1976, he was united in marriage with Susan Elizabeth Mojzak. To this union three children were born, Corey, Emily, and Elizabeth. The couple would later divorce. Roger began his working career in construction with his brother, Dennis at Conner’s Construction. He would later work for the Fayette County Conservation, Imperial Roofing (which took him all over the country), Tyson, Dyersville Die Cast, and Agri Star. Roger celebrated every day. He could always find the best in any situation. He enjoyed meeting new people and had friends he hadn’t even met yet. If you were fortunate enough to know him, you never would forget him. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, mushroom hunting, and baseball in his younger years, cutting wood, antiques, and reminiscing. Roger was an avid hobo and attended several hobo conventions. He always had some wisdom to share and had a great fondness for authority (his own). He also enjoyed pizza, lasagna, a cold one, and listening to some good tunes (and you better pay attention to the music because there would probably be a test). Roger had many things in his life that gave him great joy, but his greatest joy came from the time he spent with his grandchildren. Trying to explaining the love he had for his grandchildren would be like trying to count all the stars in the sky. We can try but that's simply impossible! 

Roger leaves behind his three children, Corey Conner, Emily Conner, and Elizabeth Conner all of Oelwein, four grandsons, Jakub, Dylan, Mason, and Andrew; three granddaughters, Maggie, Mylie, and Shelby; brother, Darwin “Beezer” Conner of Fayette; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and life long friends; and his two favorite dogs, Delilah and Joey.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Dennis and  Donald Conner; sister, Melva Ray who died in infancy; grandparents, Maudline and Phillip Conner and Lou and Edith Shepard.

The family feels blessed and are appreciative for the care their Dad received from the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Maple Crest Manor, and Roger’s best bud and son, Corey who never left his Dad’s side. For the record the cancer did not win but a chapter out of the Chronology we will have forever!

Roger lived his life as a generous man and continued his generosity by deeding his body to the University of Iowa for the advancement of medical education. 



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