Donald Ray Conk, age 90 passed away peacefully in his sleep in Nephi, Utah on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. He was born May 20, 1929 to Henry Pervine Conk and Rosa Vilate (Cardon) Conk in Delta, Utah. In his early years, Don would help his family and friends working on local farms. He attended elementary at A.C. Nelson in Deseret and graduated from Hinckley High School. After graduation he joined the US Navy and served his country honorably. While in the Navy he was an electrician and an inter-communications specialist.
He married Dorothy Lorraine Zeilenga on September 7, 1947 in Yuma, Arizona. They were the parents of 3 daughters: Donna, Connie, and Ruby. He was an accomplished carpenter and electrician. He was well known for his home additions and interior redesigns. While living and working in Texas he was able accomplish a life long dream - he constructed a house from the drawings to the finished product. He often crafted items that are loved by many family members. Donald loved to barbeque - his family often asked for his special hamburgers. He enjoyed his yard and especially looked forward to the birds and frogs returning to his pond every year. He was well known for playing practical jokes and will be remembered for his ability to make others smile.
Following the death of his wife, Dorothy, he married Glenda Cropper Roundy in Delta, Utah on July 6, 2002. They lived in Delta, Utah. Together they enjoyed camping, doing family history and spending time with friends.
He is survived by his wife: Glenda; daughters: Donna (Karasek) and her husband Jay Wheeler, Connie (Rigney) and husband George, and Ruby (Dougherty). In addition he leaves behind his grandchildren: Heather (Rigney) Councilor, Melanie (Rigney) White, Jonathon Cort-Maior and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister: Sandra Conk Kemp; brothers: John, George, and Steven. He is preceded in death by his wife: Dorothy; brother: Leo Conk; and sister: Bonnie Conk Johnson.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the workers at Laurel Groves in Nephi for their loving care and support during his final days.
A public viewing for his friends and family will be held Friday, April 17, 11:00-11:45 am at the Nickle Mortuary. A Graveside Service with Military Rites will follow at 12:00 noon in the Oasis Cemetery.