Ione M. Conant
May 7, 1926 – Jan. 4, 2011
Ione M. Conant of Waukesha died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Ruth Hospice
in West Allis at the age of 84. She was born May 7, 1926, in Waukesha,
to William and Arlyn (nee Drum) Jorgenson.
She was a 1944 graduate of Waukesha High School. On Sept. 4, 1947, she
married George Conant in Bessemer, Mich. She worked in the bakery at
Sentry Foods for more than 20 years. She was a lifelong member of St.
Lukes Lutheran Church.
She will be sadly missed by her daughters, Gail (Richard) Hartung of
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, and Debbie (Scott) Bednarek of New Berlin. She
was the dear grandmother of Alex (Kathy) Obradovich of West Allis, Amber
Obradovich of Waukesha and Beth (Hamlet) Soria of Salt Lake City, Utah,
and the loving great-grandmother of Kaitlyn, Jessica, Logan, Sadie and
Gianna. She is further survived by her sisters, Mae Jean Kanters of
Waukesha, Billie (Bob) Lemke of Wisconsin and Diane (Harlow) Scherf of
Minocqua, and nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, on Sept. 5, 2009; and
a sister, Eileen Lamp.
No formal services will be held.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and
Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to
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