Billy Gerald Conner, 76, formerly of Tipton, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ in Tipton. Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 from 2-4 p.m. at Fry’s. Burial will be in Tipton Masonic Cemetery; military honors will conclude the service at 1:15 p.m. A general memorial fund has been established and online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Billy was born Aug. 2, 1942 in Grand Island, Nebraska and was the son of Wilford “Pete” Conner and Mable Oliver Conner. He graduated from Sigourney (Iowa) High School in 1960. He was united in marriage with Ardelle Janice Whisler on April 18, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa. He served in the United States Air Force from September 10, 1962 to September 9, 1966. He worked in Florida before returning to Sigourney where he worked in construction for his father. Billy then graduated from Iowa State University with an engineering degree and worked as county engineer in Potawatomie, Mills, Cedar, Adair, and Palo Alto counties.
Billy is survived by his wife, Ardelle Conner of Emmetsburg, Iowa; son William Conner of Crown Point, Indiana, daughter and son-in law Ann and Darren Miller of Tipton, Iowa, son and daughter-in-law David and Nikki Conner of Omaha, Nebraska, sisters Sharon Kimberlin of Des Moines, Iowa and Melody Conner of Kansas City, Missouri, brother Ronald (Terry) Conner of Iowa City, Iowa, seven grandchildren and one great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Carole Conner.