Maurice 'Smokey' Condon
June 4, 1924 ~ July 5, 2011
Maurice "Smokey" Condon, age 87, of Dunkerton, Iowa and formerly of New Hampton,IA died on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Maurice “Smokey” Condon was born on June 4, 1924 to John and Clara (Sweet) Condon in New Hampton, IA. He attended St. Joseph’s School in New Hampton. Smokey worked for several area businesses until he entered the U.S. Army in 1942. He served his country during WWII in the European Theater in the 17th Airborne Division. Smokey received the Purple Heart for the wounds he received in battle. After his honorable discharge, Smokey was employed by B&P Silo Company of New Hampton and Rausch Brothers Trucking of Ionia. He later was employed by Wilbert Vault Company in Waterloo. Smokey was married to Barbara Wells on May 17,1982. The couple made their home in Dunkerton, IA where Smokey has lived ever since. Smokey enjoyed playing Bingo, visiting relatives, Cubs baseball, and Hawkeye sports. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church-Barclay,the New Hampton American Legion Post #38 and the 17th Airborne Division Association. Smokey is survived by two brothers John Condon of New Hampton and Mike (Jane) Condon of Metuchen, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Pat (Dale) Cutsforth of Bell Vista, AR. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Clara Condon, wife Barbara, two sisters Helen Roths and Mary Coen; one brother James; and niece Pat Roths. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to Smokey's famiy. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton. Military honors by the New Hampton American Legion Post #38 and the New Hampton VFW Post #5238. Visitation: Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00pm and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Holy Family Parish – St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating mass.