Marvin  "Ike" A. Conkright Defiance, Ohio Obituary

Marvin "Ike" A. Conkright

<p>Marvin &quot;Ike&quot; A. Conkright, age 92 of Continental, Ohio, peacefully passed away on Monday evening,&nbsp; June 21, 2021 at his daughter&#39;s home in Defiance.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> He was born on April 11, 1929 to the late Arthur and Effie (Yager) Conkright in North Creek, Ohio. Ike proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. On May 9, 1953 he married Patricia (Kocks) Conkright, who preceded him in death on February 28, 2008.</p> <p>Ike was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Creek, Ohio, and recently at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Miller City. He worked as a Metallurgist for General Motors for over 45 years until his retirement in 1993. Ike was very active in Harness Racing and belonged to The Ohio Harness Horseman&#39;s Association and U.S. Trotting Association. He owned and trained several horses through the years. He was a member of The American Chianina Association, and was Putnam County Special Deputy and a Putnam Co. Fair Board Member. Ike was a Boy Scout Leader and 4H Advisor to &quot;We Mean Business Club&quot;. He also belonged to Coon Hunter&#39;s Association in North Creek, The Cattle Club, and North Creek Snowmobile Club. His memberships also included K of C, AmVets, VFW, American Legion, Eagles, DAV, Moose, and the Elks. He enjoyed dancing, wine making, and &quot;just loving life&quot;. Ike was loved and respected by his family and many good friends and colleagues.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Ike will be sadly missed by his sons; Dan (Belinda) Conkright and Tim (Carol) Conkright, and his daughters; Connie (Gary) Diller, Kathy (Mike) Carder, Tina (Andy) Campbell, and Carol (Joe) Botek. He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Brenda Conkright, and a very special friend, Pat Waller.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Conkright, son, Dave Conkright, granddaughter, Melanie Good, great-grandson, Karson Botek, his brother, Jim Conkright, and his sisters, Mildred Warnimont and Doris Icenogle.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, and from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Due to CDC guidelines, if you are not fully vaccinated, a mask is required to enter the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Miller City, with Fr. James Morman officiating. Burial will&nbsp; follow the service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in North Creek Ohio with graveside military honors.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Memorials are suggested to Miller City Athletic Department, or CHP Defiance Hospice.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>
April 11, 1929 - June 21, 202104/11/192906/21/2021
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