In Memoriam : Christopher Coniglio

Christopher Coniglio Christopher Louis Coniglio - age: 29
(May 20, 1987 to May 19, 2017 )
Resident of Mulkeytown, Illinois

Visitation Information:
Noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Christopher Louis Coniglio, age 29, of Mulkeytown, passed away at 9:36 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Rick Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Friends and family are welcome to gather after the services at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, outside of Christopher, IL.

Christopher Louis Coniglio was born on May 20, 1987 in Pontiac, IL, the son of Gregg Allen Steimle and Christine Louise Coniglio.

Mr. Coniglio was a 2005 graduate of Murphysboro High School, and was employed in the Service and Tire Department at Carbondale Wal-Mart.

His family said, “He was the best father in the entire world. He was so very attentive and loving when it came to his children, and he always put his family first”. He was gifted with musical talents and enjoyed playing the guitar, drums, and saxophone. He was also skilled at carpentry, and enjoyed camping, fishing, gun safety, and video gameplay during his free time. He was a great person to have as a friend, and very compassionate and understanding to people from all walks of life.

Christopher is survived by his loving mother Christine Coniglio of Mulkeytown; his future-wife-to-be and mother of his two beautiful children, Rebeccah Vogt of Mulkeytown; his two children who were his world, Emily and Atticus Coniglio; two brothers: Matthew Kupcikevicius and wife Miranda of Mulkeytown, Nickolas Kupcikevicius of Joliet, IL; grandparents: Greg and Diana Steimle of Pontiac, IL, Kathy Coniglio of Hickory, NC, Frank “Chico” Coniglio and wife Teresa of Carbondale; step-grandparents: Kazys “Kup” Kupcikevicius and wife Jeanne of Bradley, IL; six aunts: Terry and Connie Coniglio, Dawn Wolfe, Rachel Francis, Krystal Coniglio-Sanders, Florence Caraway; uncle Andy Steimle; and nephew Joshua Kupcikevicius.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Christopher Louis Coniglio, and will be accepted at the funeral home or through the GoFundMe account set up in Christopher’s name:

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Teresa Coniglio - May 22, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Dear Ones...Just know that our hearts ache for you and with you. We don't know the depth of your pain but GOD does. May you find comfort in the loving arms of your Heavenly Father. GOD bless you and keep you in the days ahead and give you HIS peace that passes all understanding!

Chris Kelly - May 25, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
My friend I know you won't be able to read this but know it's from my heart I love you man I miss you and this should not have happened. I'm sorry that I can't make it to see you this final time but know that you'll always be in my heart. One day I'll see you again so until then God speed my friend.

Kelly Elliott - May 25, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Our deepest sympathy to Christopher's​ family. May God comfort and keep you during this time of sorrow. "Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity." When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you all. Christopher's Aunt Kelly & Grandmother Antha

Karen McMinn - May 26, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
Sending my condolences to the Coniglio family and extended friends, family, customers. Believe I met this young man once at the store in which He worked. Very friendly, helpful, cordial. So sorry for this early loss in His life. Handsome young man. A treasure I'm sure. Keep his legacy in your hearts, souls, and minds. None of us are built to live forever....just forever in heaven with Christ for those who believed in heaven as our final destination with Jesus. Jesus takes care of his children with their hearts in mind. No one knows when their last days on earth is to be. Life is a gift that we all must treasure daily. I cry with you, pray for you all now, and consider yourselves hugged. Our faith in Jesus is all that matters from hereon. You raised a fine young man.....remain proud. Love in Christ, Karen McNeely McMinn Carbondale IL

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