October 17, 1932 - January 2, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Jaclyn C. Conroy, age 84, who passed away Monday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House. Rev. Ralph Zimmerman will officiate and burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Chokio. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jackie was born Oct. 17, 1932 in Randall to William & Ella (Hoglund) Nutter. Jackie worked as a LPN at the Morris Hospital. She married Leo Conroy on Oct. 11, 1952 in Morris, MN and the couple farmed in Chokio until moving to Sauk Rapids in 1964. She and Leo owned and operated Conroy Floral in Sauk Rapids for 22 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jackie was a former member of the Sauk Rapids Lioness Club and the Waterford Red Hatters. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, housekeeping, restoring furniture, garage sales, shopping and playing Farkel. Jackie was very social and active in many activities at the Waterford in Sartell. She had a great sense of humor and kept her wit right up until the end. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to her.

Jackie is survived by her children, Marian Fitzsimmons (John Michog) of Rush City, Gail (Butch) Behrend of Ham Lake, Timothy (Mary Kay) of Brainerd, Thomas (Jonell) of Sauk Rapids, Lynn (Mike) Bangen of St. Paul Park, Annette (Jamee) Holmgren of Kilgore, TX, Janet Conroy of Lakeland, Margaret Becker of Baxter; son-in-law, Kevin Cronquist of Brainerd; siblings, Joan Axel of Richmond, VA and Douglas Nutter of Mesa, CO; 32 grandchildren and 61 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; daughter, Rita Cronquist; brother, John Nutter; and two great grandsons.

A special thank you to all the staff and friends at the Waterford in Sartell, CentraCare Hospice and Quiet Oaks Hospice House for all the care given to Jackie and her family.