BEND, Ore. - Jorgen Conrad "Conny" Due, age 80, of Bend, Ore., passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Portland, Ore.
Conny was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Armstrong, Iowa, to Holger and Lucille Due of Fairmont, Minn. Conny served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and was injured in action. Upon his return home to Fairmont, he worked in his father's shoe and leather business until he started Due's Western Leather Corral before moving to Bend. He enjoyed raising dogs, mountain climbing and fishing in and around Bend.
Conny is survived by his wife, Sussie; his daughters, Cindy of Minnesota, Dana of Virginia, and Becky of Colorado; four grandchildren, Nicole, Timothy, Danielle, and Joshua; three sisters, Camilla, Gloria and Heidi, and their husbands; and 11 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dan and Mark.