William Conley

NORFOLK — A celebration of life for William F. “Bill” Conley, 83, Brunswick, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Ave., in Norfolk. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644

He died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Countryside Home in Madison.


William Francis was born May 28, 1936, in Sandusky, Ohio, to William Edward and Dorothy Mary (Cann) Conley. He served in the U.S. Navy from May 5, 1954, to May 1, 1957.

Bill worked as a tour bus driver for The Broadmoor for many years. Also, he served as a Zamboni driver for the Olympic Area in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2000, Bill owned and operated the B-N-R Bar & Grill in Brunswick until his retirement.

Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting and attending auctions.

He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Patricia Bodenstedt of Brunswick; daughters Barb (James) Ozanian of Woonsocket, R.I., and Kathy (Dave) Anderegg of Orchard; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brothers Dennis and Jack Conley of Sandusky, Ohio, and Rick Conley of Kearney; and nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his second spouse, Floss; his daughters, Dorothy “Dottie” Conley and Constance “Connie” Conley; his sister, Peggy Aceto; and his grandson, Mikey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Brunswick Volunteer Fire and EMT Department.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

In other news

WAYNE — Services for Bonnie Otte, 88, Wayne, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

TILDEN — Services for Frances Praeuner, 93, Battle Creek, are pending at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.

ORCHARD — Services for David Willats, 91, rural Orchard, will be Monday, Jan 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Bible Church in Orchard. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

WAUSA — Services for Libbie Pearson, 78, Wausa, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa.

NORFOLK — Services for Marty G. Thomas, 61, Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Patrick McLaughlin will officiate, with burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Brockhaus-Hows…

O’NEILL — Services for Margaret Hansen, 92, O’Neill, will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton.

CREIGHTON — Services for Gertrude Bartak, 101, formerly of Creighton, are pending at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton. She died Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa.

NORFOLK — Services for Robert L. “Bob” Nelson, 64, Norfolk, are pending with Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk.

HUMPHREY — Services for Matthew Dohmen, 32, Humphrey, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Humphrey. The Rev. Eric Olsen will officiate with burial in the St. Bernard Cemetery in rural Humphrey.

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Jimmy Johns