Visitation will begin after 4 p.m., tonight, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 5:30 p.m., and a Parish Vigil Service at 6:30 p.m., at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Interment will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg.
Mickey passed away Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Palo Alto County Hospital.
Michael J. Conlon, son of Floyd and Edna (Fandel) Conlon, was born Jan. 13, 1944 in Emmetsburg. He attended St. Mary's grade school and Emmetsburg Catholic High School, graduating in 1962. Following graduation Mickey attended St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn.
Mickey was employed for Boggess Construction for many years before going to work for the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Department. He served as a dispatcher for 26 years, retiring in 2008.
Mickey was a devoted member of the St. Pat's Association for 38 years, serving in many capacities of the board. Mickey will always be remembered for his leadership in preparing for the annual St. Pat's Parade and seeing that Miss Shamrock and all of the Junior Pageant winners were safely taken to area parades and Des Moines.
He received the Emmetsburg Rotary Club Business and Industry Award of Merit on May 6, 2008 for his service toward the betterment of Emmetsburg.
He was a member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg and the Knights of Columbus Council 936 of Emmetsburg as well as the Knights of Columbus Bishop Heelan Assembly. Mickey was very active in his parish, serving as lector and training mass servers for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Bob Schumacher; and nephew, Billy Staiert.
Mickey is survived by his brother and sisters: Pat and Denny Staiert of Carroll, Jean Marie Schumacher of Whittemore, Dan and Alice Conlon of New Hampton, and Mary Therese and Norm Kohlhaas of Livermore.
Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.