Sunday, June 28, 2009

Obituary: Charles D. "Chuck" Conners

JANESVILLE - Charles D."Chuck" Conners , age 62, of Janesville, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2009, due to a tragic fall. He was born on July 23, 1946, in Madison, the son of Lester and Ann (Sklencar) Conners. Chuck worked as a painter for many years for his longtime friends Bill and Leila Wells and their children, and Jason and Carla Yancy and their children. He was also a talented handyman. Chuck always left a project unfinished so he had something to come back to. Chuck enjoyed fishing the Yahara river and listening to country music. He also enjoyed taking his dog "Buck" on long walks on the shore of Lake Michigan. Chuck loved to get up every morning and get a cup of coffee and some scratch off lottery tickets. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Conners; children, Troy (Renee) Sater, April (Eric Schwoegler) Conners, and Charles (Katie Shaw) Conners Jr.; grandchildren, Matthew Huss, Megan (Justin Smith) Sater, Troy James Sater, Courtney Sater, Christopher Fields, Cody Sater, Braxton Conners, and Deven Conners-Shaw; his faithful and trusted friend and companion, his dog Buck; a brother, Bob (Betty) Conners; his two best friends, Steve (Trish) Gile and Jerry Bly; a special nephew, Michael Rohner, who he loved like a son. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Richard, Thomas, John, Michael, Jimmy and Donnie; and sisters, Margaret, Franny and Pat. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2009, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. A special thank you to all the friends and family for all the special times throughout Chuck's life. Gunderson East Funeral and Cremation Centers 5203 Monona Drive (608) 221-5420

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on June 28, 2009

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