Conley, Ralph H., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved father and grandfather passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at his home with his family at his side. Age 87 years. Son of the late Wilbur and Minnie (Oswald) Conley, Ralph was born March 30, 1927 in Cherokee, Iowa. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, the Korean War and retired in the Vietnam Era. Ralph married Dorothy Kajkowski on February 10, 1955. She predeceased him May 4, 2008. Ralph was on the Saginaw County Sheriff Department then, with his wife, started Conley’s Detective and Security Agency Inc. in 1971. He was a member of St. Josaphat Catholic Church, the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council #4232, V.F.W. Post #1859 and life member of the NRA. He enjoyed deer hunting, casino trips and especially spending time with his family. Surviving are one son and one daughter, Michael Conley, Peggy and Stu Simpson, all of Saginaw; five grandchildren, Mikela and Michael Conley, Taylor, Sara and Dominic Simpson; one great-granddaughter Mikenzi Miller; three sisters and three brothers, Lois Talaski, Bill and Rosemary Conley, Harold and Karen Conley, Mary and Arnie Grifka, Bob and Cheryl Conley, Ruth and Eugene Reinke; many nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his daughter, Jane Conley, a grandson, Stuart Simpson Jr., his sister, Virginia Halifax and one brother, LeRoy Conley. A special thank you to Dr. Bartnik and his staff, and Covenant Visiting Nurses Association. Funeral liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. John Paul II Parish, St. Josaphat site, 469 Shattuck Rd, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Services conducted by V.F.W. Post #1859. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 5:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Paul II Parish or Boys Town. www.snowfuneralhome.net