Bill Conneran, 87, passed away on April 11, 2023.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 11am at St. Matthew Catholic Church Day Chapel with Father John Allen Celebrant. The family will greet with friends beginning at 10am. Burial to follow with full military honors at Forest Lawn East Cemetery.
'Billy' grew up on a farm, operated a tractor at age 9 and ran the farm at the age of 15 while he attended Cathedral Catholic High School in Crookston, Minnesota. He played on the undefeated unscored upon football team. Bill was offered a full 4-year scholarship to St. John’s Catholic University, but turned it down to stay home with his aging parents to run the farm. He was very athletic, playing semi-pro hockey and Sunday softball tournaments.
He owned and operated Conneran Roofing Company until he was 65 and in conjunction as a Letter Carrier later retiring after 25 years.
Bill dedicated his life to his family and adored his grandchildren. Especially loved to indulge them with donuts with extra sprinkles.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Mary E. Conneran; son, Christopher Conneran (Terri); grandchildren, Matthew B, Shelly T, Matthew C and Colleen D Conneran; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. Sr and Margaret (Majeres) Conneran and all of his siblings Bernice Widner, Margaret Crane, Jeanne Bastnagel, Eraine McDonald, Peggy Smith, Joan Jansen, Michael and Lester Conneran.
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