Sunday, September 20, 2009

Conger, Roy

Roy Conger - August 13, 1924 - May 30, 2005

Roy Conger owned and operated Watseka Electric Company in Watseka since 1949 and was active in city government there. He was a dual member of NECA being involved with both the Illinois Chapter as a member of the Champaign-Urbana/Streator-Pontiac Division and the Eastern Illinois Chapter, serving as Vice President until his retirement earlier this year. In addition to being a NECA member for over 50 years, he was a member of Local 134 for 58 years, served on the H & W Board of Local 176, served on the Bd. of Directors of Iroquois Federal, belonged to American Legion Post #23, the Watseka Elks, and was in the Watseka Area Chamber of Commerce for nearly 40 years serving as Vice President for several years. He was also one of the founders of The Classic Thunderbird Owners Club for the Chicagoland Area and was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

Roy is survived by his wife, Dorothy Conger of Watseka, two daughters, Barbara Conger of Naperville, and Marilyn Conger of Watseka. A sister, Lorraine Volkman of Oak Lawn also survives him.

Services will be held in Watseka at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, 219 South 4th Street, Watseka, IL. The Wake will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday June 3, and the funeral will be at 11:00 am Saturday, June 4.

Memorials may be made to the Iroquois Memorial Hospice, 841 South 4th Street, Watseka, Il 60970, or to a charity of your choice.

-- Thanks to Thea Chesley for sharing.

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