Sunday, September 13, 2009

Conger, Kenneth Arthur

Kenneth Arthur Conger

OCCUPATION: Fork lift operator

MILITARY: U.S. Army 1951-1953 in the Korea area; 6 years in the Army Reserves; held the rank of Sergeant at the time of discharge.

OBITUARY: Kenneth Conger
BUFFALO, Iowa -- Services for Kenneth Arthur Conger, 72, Buffalo, [IA], will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Runge Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park, with military honors conducted by Davenport American Legion Post 26.

Visitation is 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.

Mr. Conger died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Genesis Medical Center East Campus, Davenport.

He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Adair, [IA], the son of John and Mary (Kerr) Conger. He married Betty J. Bernauer on Sept. 28, 1951, in Davenport.

Mr. Conger was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He had been employed at International Harvester in East Moline prior to his retirement.

He enjoyed playing bingo, cards and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; his children and their spouses, Kenneth (Allen) and Cathy Conger, Davenport, John and Margaret Conger, Buffalo, Chris Conger, Buffalo, Dona and Nola Conger, Davenport, Brian and Christine Conger, Davenport, and Lisa and Gerald York, Grand Junction, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Dooley and Hazel Powers, both of Davenport; and brothers, Lonnie Conger and Dale Conger, both of Davenport, Geral Conger, Benton, PA., and Marvin Conger, Davenport.

Mr. Conger was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Sue, in infancy; his parents; a sister, Helen Banks; and two brothers, George and Clyde Conger.
(Source: unknown newspaper, undated, included a photograph - published in The Conger Confab, March 2001, typed by Richard E. Henthorn)

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