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Howard Conkling

Obituary for Howard Conkling

July 5, 1958 - June 22, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 58

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Howard Conkling, age 58, of McHenry passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock.

Howard was born in Rockford on July 5, 1958 to Edwin L. and Sandra J. (Jacobs) Conkling. He married Mary P. Fay on March 11, 1989 and they spent 28 wonderful years together. Howard was a teacher and a coach at Round Lake High School of 33 years. He was a founder of the Round Lake Athletic Hall of Fame where he dedicated his time, effort and energy. He was a sports fan who loved Cubs and Packers.

Howard is survived by his beloved wife Mary; his children, Emily and Michael Conkling; his brother, Ted (Valerie) Conkling; his nieces, Danielle Donley and Brooke (Ben) Carton; and his nephew, Ian Conkling.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:00pm with funeral service beginning at 12:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home 591 Ridgeview Dr. McHenry IL. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Howard's name may be directed to Round Lake Athletic Hall of Fame Association, 884 W. Nippersink Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073.

For more information contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or log onto www.cononialmchenry.com

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  • In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Howard's name may be directed to Round Lake Athletic Hall of Fame Association, 884 W. Nippersink Rd., Round Lake, IL 60073.

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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