Delmar Conlie1929 - 2013
Delmar J. Conley, age 84, passed away at home
on March 14, 2013, Del’s wife Virginia and his
children were with him to say goodbye.
Delmar was the son of Lloyd and Meta (Dumsch) Conley,
born on March 10, 1929 in Rogers City.
Delmar was a loving, supportive husband and his children and
grandchildren feel so blessed to have had such a wonderful father and
grandfather in their lives. On June 21, 1952, Delmar married
Virginia Grohowski at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Rogers City.
He served in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky in the
military band from 1953 to 1955.
Delmar retired from Rogers City Schools in 1991, His 41 year career
included director of bands, guidance counselor, High School Principal,
and Superintendant of Schools.
The community in which Del lived was a vital part of his life. He was a
Kiwanian for 43 years; member of the City Band since high school and
served as director for 22 years; he was active on the County Library
Board for 24 years and served as chairman; a member of the Rogers City
Hospital Board; the Planning Commission; Michigan Associate School
Administration; City Board of Directors; museum board, a member of
St. Ignatius Catholic Church, it’s choir, a Eucharistic Minister, and
member of the Knights of Columbus.
Del was also awarded the Distinguished Administrator Award; City of
Rogers City Lifetime Achievement Award, and the 2005 Monarch Award.
his wife, Virginia;
son, Chris (Shelley) of Howell;
daughters, Michelle (Jon) McLain of Alpena,
Laurie (Tim) Canfield of Frederic,
and Kay (John) Johnson of Stanwood;
grandchildren, Erin and Sean McLain, Calli and Nicole Johnson, and
Clay and Sarah Conley;
dear brother of Kathleen Carr, Lloyd, Donald (Evelyn), Lois Furtaw,
Ruth Lamb, and James (Karen).
Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Friday, March 15th from
3:00 until 8:00 p.m. with a parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. with
Sr. Rita Epple conducting.
Visitation will continue at St, Ignatius Catholic Church on Saturday from
9:00 a.m, until time of Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz
officiating. Rogers City VFW will offer a military tribute following
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to
St. Ignatius Catholic School or a charity of your choice
in memory of Del Conley.
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