Christine “Chris” A. Conlon, age 48, of the Town of Maine, Outagamie County, passed away with her hand in Ken’s hand surrounded by family, Friday evening, July 31, 2015 at Appleton Medical Center.
Christine Ann Conlon was born October 11, 1966 in Port Washington, WI to Kathleen (Oesterreich) and the late Jimmy Beilfuss. The family moved to the Clintonville area in 1976. She attended Clintonville High School where she met Ken Conlon; the pair have been inseparable for the last 34 years. While in high school, Chris worked as a waitress at Jim & Jerry’s Cafe, Clintonville, and she also was a cheerleader for the wrestling team. She was a very social person and loved to follow high school sports, especially if it involved watching Ken play. The couple married on September 14, 1991 at the Congregational Church, Leeman. Over the years, Chris worked as an operator for Urban Telephone, Clintonville; New London Engineering; Guardian Life, Appleton; Walker Forge, Clintonville, and most recently, Navitus Health Solutions, Appleton. Chris was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville. She loved scrapbooking, photography, and being involved in Amber’s sports and following all other high school sports. Spending time with her family was her greatest joy, whether it was sitting down for a meal, playing a few rounds of “The Game of Things,” or other card games. She loved to cook, and was known for her “famous” taco salad and deviled eggs. Chris recently took her final trip to Door County, a vacation that she cherished. She will be remembered as someone who was always willing to help, as well as a loving mother, wife, and daughter.
Survivors include: her husband, Ken; her daughter, Amber Conlon, Clintonville; her mother, Kathleen Beilfuss, Clintonville; her sister, Debbie (Jeff) Jirikowic, Appleton; her brother, Jake (Cathy) Beilfuss, Medford; her beloved pets: Julio, Rocko, and others from the past. Chris was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy; and her grandparents, Herman and Virginia Oesterreich, and Ewald and Margaret Beilfuss.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at St. Martin Lutheran Church, Clintonville with the Rev. Christian Burg and Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. A private inurnment will be held at the Town of Maine Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with medical bills and for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Chris fought a never ending battle with uterine cancer diagnosed in 2009. In 2015 she developed stage 4 uterine cancer and a cancer of unknown origin. The family would like to thank the staff at AMC for the care they provided Chris during her stay in ICU.
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting the family. An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.