Jerry L. Connour

Godfrey | Monday, August 27 2012

Jerry L. Connour, 68, passed away at 10:08 pm on Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home with his family by his side. 


He was born on November 24, 1943 in Mexico, MO the son of Lowell & Minnie Connour.

Jerry married Nellie “Pat” Taylor on October 20, 1984 in Alton, Illinois.  She passed away on November 26, 2009.

He worked for Olin Corporation and then Home Depot and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, William Beer of East Alton, Charles & Elaine Beer of Texas, Patrick & Thelma Beer of New Mexico, Elizabeth & Anthony Shipp of Godfrey, Joseph & Heather Mielke of Cottage Hills, Darryl Mielke of South Roxana, Kimberly Lawrence of Roodhouse, Timothy Mielke of Cottage Hills, Kellie & Jaime Gonzalez of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tracie Fender of Alton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Mielke, a granddaughter, Megan Mielke, and two sisters, Norma Duba and Karen Bryant.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Friday, August 31, 2012 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday September 1, 2012 with Pastor Randy Butler officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to the A/T Children’s Project.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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