Bobbie Dean Conner, 86, of Peru passed away at 8:58 AM, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Pulaski County, IN on September 1, 1934, the son of Robert and Florence McCloud Conner. Bobbie married Veronica “Dollie” Struble at the St. Charles Catholic Church on June 23, 1956 and she survives. Bobbie was a 1952 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School, a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church, the Peru Moose Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. He was a US Marine Corp. Veteran and his decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was employed as a supervisor at Fisher Body in Marion retiring in 1998. He and his wife Dollie were the groundskeepers at the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery for 42 years. Surviving in addition to his wife Dollie are daughters Mary Wagner and her husband Mark of Indianapolis and Katherine McHenry and her husband Mark of Indianapolis; a son John Conner and his wife Missy of Kokomo; brothers Bert Conner and his wife Linda of Oxford, IN and Ronald Conner and his wife Barbara of Napa, ID and a step-brother Victor Conner; grandchildren Benjamin McHenry, Kristen Breedlove, Ryan (Allyson) Conner, Elizabeth (Jordan) Walls, and Samuel McHenry; and great grandchildren Juliet Breedlove, Archer Breedlove, Brooklyn Walls, Paige Walls, and Alice Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother Frances Conner, a sister Rita Doran, a brother Larry Conner, and a step-sister Phyllis Johnson. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Bobbie D. Conner will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 12, 2021 at the St. Charles Catholic Church 58 W. 5th St., Peru, IN with Rev. Adam Mauman officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Unit. Family and friends will gather from 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home 84 W. Main St., Peru. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 PM, Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery or Wounded Warrior Project.
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