John Conour, 65, of Sterling passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Sterling. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. John was born on April 21, 1951 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to John Robert and Lena (Price) Conour. He graduated from Sterling High School, served in the U.S. Army, and was an oilfield driller for Exeter and Orbit Drilling. He married Karen Lauer on May 4, 1974 in Sterling. They were married for 42 years. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, softball, playing cards, and the Denver Broncos. He loved playing cards with special friends Gary, Mike, Trent, Mel, and Gary S. They got together on Fridays over 25 years to play pitch. John loved his grandchildren and cherished every minute he was with them. They hold a special place in his heart. John is survived by his wife Karen; daughter Chanelle Conour (Jeff) Schlesier; son Christopher Conour; sisters Shirley Wetherill of Pueblo, CO, Roberta (Lee) Jordan of Colorado Springs, CO, Connie Conour of Sterling, Mary Conour Park of Sterling; brother James (Cris) Conour of Sterling; granddaughters Ivory Conour of Sterling, Alexia Schlesier of Sterling, Ashlyn Thompson of Nebraska, Caylee Conour of Nebraska; grandson Christian Conour of Nebraska; brother-in-law Gary (Deb) Lauer; several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents John and Lena; mother and father-in-law Joe and Rose Lauer. Memorials may be made in John's name to the Sterling Fire Department in care of Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751.
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