Ross Confer, age 77, of Chicago, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Originally from Detroit, he was the son of renowned Michigan church
architect Earl L. Confer, and Bunny (Alberta) Confer.
He was a graduate of the University of Illinois. Ross was an Architect AIA
and achieved several Masterís Degrees in Urban Planning and Business
Administration. He enjoyed an architectural career in Illinois, Michigan and
An avid learner, he continued to pursue studies in foreign languages, arts
and humanities beyond his retirement in 2003. He also enjoyed working on his
Ross is survived by his sons Christopher (Margaret) Confer of Troy,
Michigan, and Scott (Andrea) Confer of Chesterton, Indiana; friend and
former wife Judy Starr Confer of Phoenix, Arizona; his grandchildren
Michelle and Nicholas, Cathie, Sophia, Bridget and Charlotte; sister Carol
Sutphin and Ken Hoppes of Reading, Pennsylvania; brother Don (Eunice) Confer
of Apex, North Carolina; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, nephews, family
Private family services with full military funeral honors will be held on
Friday, April 29, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501
Dickman Road, Augusta, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a Scholarship Fund for
aspiring artists at Harold Washington College. Any donations can be sent to
the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation. Please make checks payable to: The
City Colleges of Chicago Foundation. Checks can be sent to: City Colleges of
Chicago Foundation c/o Mike Daigler Suite 922 226 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago,
IL 60606. *Checks must be made out to The City Colleges of Chicago
Foundation - in the Memo section of the check include HWC Art Program
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South
2nd Street, Chesterton, Indiana.
For additional information, please contact White-Love Funeral Home at