Stephen C. Conner, 52, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 1, 2014, at his home in rural Tiffin. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 5 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Stephen Conner Memorial Fund has been established.
Steve was born March 4, 1962, in Iowa City, the son of Ronald and Judy (Eckermann) Conner. He was a 1984 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Business. On Sept. 22, 1991, he married Barb Snavely in Lake Tahoe, California. Steve was employed for over 22 years at Hawkeye Food Systems as the CFO. From 1985 until 1992 he was as employed as a CPA at McGladrey’s in Rock Island.
Steve was member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau and the National Catholic Society of Foresters. He was an intelligent man who was committed to any endeavor he took on. He loved the outdoors and was most proud of his home and farm, “Celestial Acres.” Steve was an avid Hawkeye fan and loved to quote lyrics from his favorite movies, especially “Tombstone” and songs.
Survivors include his loving wife, Barb and their daughter Jackie Brian (“The Airman”) Walters of Las Vegas; his mother Judy Conner of Coralville; his siblings, Jeff Conner of Coralville, Craig (Doreen) Conner of West Branch, Ronda (Dick Wehrle) Isakson of Maple Lake, Minnesota; an expectant grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins and extended family; and his beloved German shepherds, Juneau and Rusty.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, his godfather, Matt and other family members.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com.