November 24, 1928 - January 10, 2021
Darwin Edward Conro, 92, of Hampshire, passed away on January 10, 2021. He was born in Elgin, IL on November 24, 1928, the son of Edward and Berniece (Seisser) Conro. He was married to Beverly Ewert on November 24, 1949. In 1956 they moved into the home that he built, raised their 9 children there, and resided there until 2019. He was a longtime member of the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Hampshire and was an active member of The Catholic Order of Foresters. By trade, he was a carpenter/contractor for most of his life and was also a locksmith. After he retired from the construction business, he was Supervisor for the Hampshire Twp. for 24 years and was awarded the Earl C. Engel award of Excellence in 2003. Darwin enjoyed camping trips and playing cards with friends as well as tinkering around his woodworking shop where he made things for family and friends. He was also treasurer of the Hampshire/Burlington Seniors for many years. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Beverly; his children, Sue Miller, Linda (Gary) Lewis, Pam Coffman, Douglas Conro, Karen (Jeff) Sikula, Sharon (Jerry) Newman, Janine (Don) Barnett, and Jennifer (Andrew) Georgiou; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene (Steve) Allen; granddaughter, Danielle Dyer; son-in-law, Ronald Coffman; parents, Edward and Berniece Conro; brothers, Daryl Conro, and Rev. Ronald Conro; sister, Berniece, and twin brothers, George, and Joseph who died in infancy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Hampshire/Burlington Food Pantry in Darwin’s name. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, Jan. 16 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 284 E. Jefferson Ave., Hampshire. Burial will follow in the St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to mass at the church on Sat. January 16 from 10-11:15 AM. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.
Darwin Edward Conro, 92, of Hampshire, passed away on January 10, 2021. He was born in Elgin, IL on November 24, 1928, the son of Edward and Berniece (Seisser) Conro. He was married to Beverly Ewert on November 24, 1949. In 1956 they moved... View Obituary & Service Information
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