73, of 1963 Knox Rd. 200 E Galesburg IL died 1:40 AM Thursday January 30, 2003 in Seminary Manor Nursing Home Galesburg IL.
He was born February 26, 1929 in Wright Township Pottawattamie County Iowa the son of Ralph F. and Luella Mae (Robinson) Conklin. He married Willa “Charlene” DeWitt on June 7, 1952 in Griswold IA. She survives.
Survivors include two sons William Emerson DeWitt Conklin of Fayetteville NC, Robert Charles Conklin of Galesburg IL, two daughters Dr. Beth Ann Conklin (and Robert W. Pierce) of Nashville TN, Barbara Jeanne-Anne Conklin Andreski of Lakeland FL, two sisters Cletis D. Wilson of San Jose CA, Grethel J. (and Samuel G.) Newcom of Redding CA, three grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Crawford Andreski, Charles James DeWitt Andreski and Alan James Pierson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son James Dwight Conklin on July 21, 1989.
He served as Captain in the US Army Medical Corp stationed in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonia TX and Frankfort Babenbausen and Aeschaffenburg Germany. He served as a two years active duty as a commissioned officer in the Medical ROTC while in medical school.
He worked as an anesthesiologist for ten years at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, retiring on December 30, 1994. He graduated from high school in Griswold IA in 1947 and Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls IA in 1950 and the College of Medicine State University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1954. He has lived in Griswold Lake City, Iowa City Oakland IA where he had a general practice. He practiced anesthesiology for 20 years in Waterloo IA. He has lived in Galesburg since 1984. He served his internship 1954-55 at the Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester CN, he did his residency at the University Hospitals in Iowa City IA from 1961-1962 and Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle WA. He was a past member of the Knox County Medical Society. He was a member of the Central Congregational Church in Galesburg IL and Sanibel Congregational Church in Sanibel Island FL.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday February 1, 2003 at Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold IA. Burial will be in Wright Township Cemetery in Pottawattamie County IA. Memorials can be made to the Central Congregational Church, Galesburg Public Library and OSF St. Mary Medical Center.