Chesterton Tribune

Ross Confer dies at 77

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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 Ohio.

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 paintings.

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 and friends.

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 219-926-1309.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 4/28/2011