CONGER, Darrell D. 1892-1994
Posted By: Ida County IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/7/2016 at 10:32:55
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa
Funeral services for Darrell D. "Zebe" Conger, 101 of Ida Grove, were at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove. He died Saturday, March 5 1994, at Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert Johnson officiated, with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Conger was born Dec. 28, 1892, in a log cabin near Ida Grove, which is now the site of Moorehead Park. He was the son of Theodore and Marcella (Kelly) Conger.
As a child, he moved into Ida Grove to the home of his aunt and uncle, Laura and Seymour Conger; they raised him. He lived in the same house for more than 90 years until entering the care center in June 1986.
Mr. Conger attended Ida Grove schools and graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1910. He attended Iowa State University for one year. He then worked for the Ida Grove Post Office and later became an organizer for the Izaak Walton League in Iowa and South Dakota.
On June 10 1925 he married Ann Alexandria Cameron in Ida Grove. In 1929 he became affiliated with Bankers Life Co. (later Principal Financial Group), serving as a district agent for more than 50 years.
Mr. Conger was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder for many years. He was a member of the McNamara-Moore Post 61, American Legion, for more than 70 years. He was a 33rd Degree Mason of Kane Lodge 377 AF & AM of Ida Grove. He was a member of the Ida Grove Country Club and was active in the Izaak Walton League.
On his 70th birthday, he took up bowling and was active on three leagues for a number of years.
He was an Army veteran of World War I, and later, he served during World War II in the National Guard.
Survivors include: his wife; a daughter, Mrs. N. L. (Jean) Saxton of Atlanta, Ga.; a son, James Conger of Thorndale, Pa.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established in his name for Moorehead Park in Ida Grove, % Jean Saxton, 140 River North Drive, Atlanta, Ga. 30328.
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