Charles J. Conner

DIXON — Charles J. Conner, 56, of Dixon, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at his home with his wife and daughters at his side. He was employed with Bonnell Industries in Dixon for 35 years, prior to his retirement in 2014, due to illness.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Charlie was born March 27, 1961, in Princeton, the son of Ormond and Bernice “Ann” (Norden) Conner. Charlie shared his life with his high school sweetheart, Denise Tornow. They married on Nov. 28, 1981. Together they raised two amazing daughters. Charlie enjoyed riding his motorcycle and cruising in his Nova, hunting and being outdoors, but most of all he loved entertaining in his garage with friends and family. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Denise Conner, of Dixon; two daughters, Andrea (Brook) Meier, of Blue Grass, Iowa, Allison (Jake) Harrison, of Milwaukee, Wis.; his father, Ormond Conner; one brother, Steve (Mendy) Conner, of Ohio; one sister, Nancy (Tom) Dale, of Geneseo; and his three precious-perfect grandchildren, Evelyn and Eiley Meier and Ruby Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Conner.

A memorial has been established to the Lee County Historical and Genealogy Society to further the efforts of the local Boy Scouts in replacing and restoring old headstones in local cemeteries.

Arrangements are being completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, in Dixon.

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