In Memory Of
Conrad Essington


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Conrad M. Essington

Date of Birth:
February 18, 1931

Date of Death:
July 17, 2017

July 24, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - St. Jude Catholic Church

Service Information:
July 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM - St. Jude Catholic Church

Conrad M. Essington, 86, of Spencer, formerly of Washington, IL, passed away at his residence Monday, July 17, 2017.  He was born February 18, 1931 in Keysport, IL to Melvin and Merle (Emery) Essington.  He worked at Caterpillar for 38 years.  The first 10 years establishing the apprentice program, and the rest as the Gear Division Manager.  He then sold cars in Peoria and Eureka, IL.  He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington, IL for 50 years, and St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Spencer.  He enjoyed working on cars, volunteering for the chicken dinner at St. Pat’s, camping, spending time with the grandchildren and sitting out on his front porch watching nature.

Conrad is survived by his children, Jane (Mike) Seiwert of Spencer, Ronald (Julie) Essington) of Fishers, siblings, Phyllis (Marlin) Wade of Greenville, IL and Susan Walker of Kokomo, grandchildren, Ryan (Holly) Essington, Erin (Matthew) Kassing, Kathleen Seiwert, Steven Seiwert, and Caroline Seiwert.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Lula Ann Essington, a son, Kevin Essington, and siblings, Eloise Hodges, Larry Essington, Gerald Essington, and Terry Essington.

Funeral mass will be held 1pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Spencer. Father Daniel Mahan will officiate.

Visitation will be from 11:30am until the time of the mass at the church.

Arrangements are with West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church 705 E. Jefferson St., Washington, IL 61571.

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