RUTHVEN -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Maurice R. Conlon was held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. Concelebrants were the Rev. Clem Currans and the Rev. Tom Geelan.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven was in charge of arrangements.
Maurice Robert Conlon, son of Chris and Bertha (Peterson) Conlon, was born Feb. 5, 1916, in Great Oak Township, Iowa. He attended country school in Great Oak Township.
On April 3, 1942, Maurice was inducted into the United States Army where he proudly served in the European Theatre in the 36th Cavalry. After being honorably discharged Maurice returned to Palo Alto County. On Feb. 8, 1946, Maurice and his brother, Joe, started their business, The Conlon Brothers. In 1947, another brother, Jim, joined them.
Maurice was united in marriage to Evelyn Amundson on Nov. 20, 1946 at Assumption Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. To this union a daughter and son were born.
Maurice continued working with the Conlon Brothers until the business was sold in 1969. Maurice also drove school bus for the Ruthven Consolidated School for many years.
Maurice was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. He was also a very active member of the American Legion Post #33 of Ruthven.
Maurice passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at the Emmetsburg Care Center, at the age of 95.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn; his daughter, Carol Moore; brothers, William, Raymond, Frank, Charles, Marion "Bob", Edward, James, Harry and Joseph; sisters, Marie Baxter and Irene Christiansen; and a grandson, Jon Moore.
He is survived by his son, Steven Conlon of Stafford, VA; a granddaughter, Melissa Nehrbass of Reno, NV; three great grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Molloy of Humboldt; and several nieces and nephews.
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