Gerald Conley, 77, of Woonsocket, SD, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket. Graveside services will be 3:00 PM Monday, November 23 at Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Gerald (Jerry) Conley was born April 5, 1943 to Lorraine (Giblin) Engelbritson and Beryl Conley in Sioux City, IA. Jerry grew up in Sioux City later moving to Mitchell where he attended and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1962. He enlisted in the US Army in 1962 and was honorably discharged in 1965.
Jerry spent most of his adult life working in California and Arizona. He moved back to South Dakota in 2008. Jerry spent 3 1/2 years in Inwood, Iowa in the Veterans Foster Program and the last 9 years at Prairie Care Center in Woonsocket, SD where he was wonderfully cared for.
Jerry enjoyed life to the fullest. He always had a "tall story" to entertain you with. He was happiest when he was around people sharing stories.
Jerry is survived by his cousins, Beryl Grohs, Victorville, CA, Gary Grohs, Montgomery, TX, Bill Maxwell, Clarendon Hills, IL, Ken Giblin, Mike Giblin, & Kevin Giblin, Mitchell, SD and Diana Navin, Sioux Falls, SD. Jerry was proceeded in death by his parents, grandparents, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.