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John C. Conroy

October 1, 1928 — January 11, 2022

John C. Conroy, 93 of Oconto, Nebraska passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Kearney, Nebraska surrounded by his family. John was born October 1, 1928, the fifth child of A. Laurence and Lauretta (Neville) Conroy at the family home near Lomax, Nebraska. John attended District 65 at Lomax through the eighth grade. He was recognized for the top scholastic Achievement award in Custer County that year. John graduated from Oconto High School with the class of 1946. He was honored this past summer with recognition for his seventy-five years as an alumnus. He farmed with his father and brother after high school interrupted only by service to his country in the United States Army from 1951 until 1953 in the Korean War. On May 7, 1955, John married Gladys McGaughey at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oconto. John and Gladys were married sixty-two years living the entire time on the farm southeast of Oconto. John served on both church and community boards in the Oconto and Eddyville villages. He also served on the school boards at Lomax and S-E-M for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Oconto American Legion Post #250. John was a member of St. Patrick’s and St. John’s Capistran Churches. He served on the St. Patrick’s Cemetery board until recently. John had two passions in life, family and a good card game. He and granddaughter, Michelle spent many nights taking on local competition at cribbage tournaments. John a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, soldier and a man of God leaves behind children: Janet (Max) Adams of Norfolk, Jeanette Cronin (Rich Long) of Kearney, Greg (Cyndi) Conroy of Pender, Susan (David) Watts of Lincoln, Cheryl (Tom) Ludvik of Wahoo; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren to cherish and honor his memory. His legacy continues with three additional great grands expected in February. He also leaves many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his wife, Gladys in 2017, sisters: Rose Walsh, Elizabeth Conroy, infant Conroy; brothers: Paul and Louis, James and Laurence; sisters-in-law; Grace Conroy, Bette Conroy and Bert Conroy and a brother-in-law George Walsh. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oconto with Father Jose Chavez, officiating. The Mass will be livestreamed via the Reynolds Love Funeral Home Facebook page. Face coverings are optional. Interment with military honors will follow at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery near Eddyville. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be designated to the Oconto Legion, S-E-M Scholars fund or St. John Capistran Catholic Church. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:
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Friday, January 14, 2022

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

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