Stewart "Stu" Conley, age 71, of Watertown, formerly of Aberdeen, SD, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Watertown.
Military Honors by the SD National Guard Funeral Honors Team and the Vietnam Veterans of America NE SD Chapter 1054.
Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.
Honorary Pallbearers will be GFP, Vo-Tech, Walmart Leadership Team and Associates, Home Health and Hospice medical team.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Jankord, Matt Schlaht, Jacob Schlaht, Aric Martens, Richard Jankord, Gordon Jankord and Harold Peterson.
Stewart Charles “Stu” Conley, son of Edward C. and Dorothy (Allen) Conley, Jr. was born on May 27, 1947 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He graduated from high school in Aberdeen in 1965 and in 1970 Stu graduated from USD with a BA degree in Zoology. He joined the US Army and served from January 24, 1970 to October 25, 1971. He had a tour in Vietnam from January 1971 to October 1971 as 1st. Lieutenant. Stu married Angela Jankord on February 7, 2007 in Watertown, SD. Stu worked for Game, Fish & Parks for 25 years, and worked in maintenance at Lake Area Tech for several years before he became ill.
Stu loved spending time with his grandkids. He was an avid fisherman and participated in many fishing tournaments; he enjoyed hunting and watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins.
Stu is survived by his wife, Angie Conley; his step-children, Jamie (Terrance) Allard of Hazel, SD, Sarah (Aric) Schlaht of Watertown, SD; Matthew (Becca) Schlaht of Watertown, SD, Jacob (Victoria) Schlaht of Tea, SD; his children, Dayis (Paul) Patterson of New Mexico and Matthew (Arianne) Conley of Nebraska; 14 grandchildren; his sister, Kathleen (Ron) Eisenbeisz of Aberdeen, SD; his nephew, Scott (Andrea) Eisenbeisz of Aberdeen, SD; his niece, Susan (Eugene) Opalinski of Parker, CO; his Aunt Delores “Ole” and Uncle Dick Conley of Aberdeen; and cousin, Barb (Don) Hahler of Faulkton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents; and paternal grandparents.
Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com.