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Conley L. Hiller, age 89, of Good Thunder, died on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Mapleton Community Home.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Good Thunder. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Good Thunder. The service will be livestreamed and available on Conley’s obituary page at www.mankatmortuary.com.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Northview – North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Conley Larry, the son of Walter and Violet (Somnitz) Hiller, was born on October 14, 1932 in Good Thunder. Conley started his construction career working at Walter Hiller & Sons Construction. In 1952, he became a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in France as an engineer from 1953 to 1955. Conley was united in marriage to Margaret FitzSimmons on January 31, 1953 in Good Thunder. He worked for various union construction companies. In 1965 he started working at Phillips 66 Farm Services. Conley then worked at Modern Grain Systems as a construction manager. His love for construction led him back to working for heavy equipment companies such as Brielmaier Rock Quarry, Tom Brunz Construction, Bor-Son Construction, Park Construction, Fuller Construction, Niles-Wiese Construction, and Myles Lorentz Inc. He also worked part time for Arnold Anderson Trucking. In 1985, Conley was hired as a business agent for the Local 49 for 10 years. He was the Mayor of Good Thunder, a volunteer firefighter on the Good Thunder Fire Department, and a member of the Good Thunder Legion Post 616. Conley enjoyed walleye fishing, wood working, vegetable gardening, running the bulldozer for his nephews, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by three children, Lee (Linda) Hiller, Connie Peters, and Jay (Polly) Hiller; eight grandchildren, Jesse (Molly) Hiller, Jeffrey Hiller, Tara (James) Salge, Leslie (Eric) Barr, Mitchell (Stacey) Peters, Megan (Derek) Zenk, Cami (fiancé, Jason True) Place, and Kati (Jace) Rossow; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, RaVae (Gary) Megaw; brother, Monte (Trinidad) Hiller; sister in law, Flossy Hiller; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; son in law, Russell Peters; and brother, Jim Hiller.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery Care Fund, the Good Thunder Fire Department, or St. Croix Hospice.
The livestream link below is a complimentary service provided by Mankato Area Funeral Homes.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Northview - North Mankato Mortuary
Thursday, April 28, 2022
9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Starts at 10:30am (Central time)
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