Gary Conklin Sr.

March 15, 2021

Gary Conklin Sr., 74 of Frankfort, died March 15, 2021 at I.U. Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, Ind. He was born January 6, 1947 in Frankfort to Charles B. Conklin Jr. and Grace Jeanette (Catron) Conklin.  He married Gloria Jean Conklin on November 6, 1965 and she preceded him in death on October 9, 2011.

Gary was a 1965 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He owned a pest control business in Florida for 10 years, worked at Rostone in Lafayette for 15 years and Lake Erie Products for 9 years, he retired in 2007.  Gary enjoyed fishing, spending time on the river and the lake and was known as an avid IU and NASCAR fan.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


The funeral service will be live-streamed at 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.  To participate, click the link below:

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. This service will be live-streamed, to participate, following the link on our website, when it becomes available. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund, 258 ½ Fourth St., Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Mother: Grace Jeanette Conklin of Frankfort, Son: Gary (Wendy) Conklin Jr. of Carmel, Daughter: Melissa (Fiancé Dustin Coffman) Conklin of Mulberry, Sister: Patricia (Bill) Joiner, Brother: Kenneth Conklin, 6 Grandchildren, Megan (Alex) Lee, Justin (Ashley) Sheets, Cassie & Cara Conklin & Camille (Issac) Benge, & Jennah Coffman and 3 designated Grandchildren, Brody (Amy) Kirby, Taylor (Enis) Becirevic & Kye Kirby, 3 Great Grandchildren, Katherine, Owen & Ellie, 2 designated Great Grandchildren, August and Crue.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Nancy Conklin


Leave your Condolences

18 Condolences for “Gary Conklin Sr.”

  1. Brett and Nancy Decker March 16, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Gary and Wendy, so sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers to you and the entire Conklin family.

  2. Don Richardson March 16, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Although I won’t be able to be there. I want you all to know that I thought the world of Pete. He was always ready to laugh & hold an interesting conversation. I know you will all miss him greatly. You can all have pride in the kind of man he was. You all have my sincere condolences.

  3. Connie Blubaugh March 16, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    RIP I’m sorry to hear this. He was such a sweet and funny guy. Jean and Pete were a great match. Prayers for the family.

  4. Debbie Ogden Baker March 16, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I’m so sorry and sad to read this. I knew Gary and Jeannie from school, graduated with Jeannie, rest in peace Gary, so sorry for the ones he’s left behind….

  5. Madison Kirby March 16, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    This is so sad to see. You were such a nice guy, always with a smile on your face. You will be missed by so many. Rest easy.

  6. Cheryl Henry March 17, 2021 at 5:38 am

    So sorry to hear of your son’s passing, Grace.

  7. Sandy Julian March 17, 2021 at 8:53 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am thinking about you, your family and his many friends. Praying for you all!

  8. Kenny and Sally Mitchell March 17, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    So sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. We go back a long way, grew up together in the same neighborhood on Jefferson Street he was such a sweet guy sending prayers and hugs for you all at this difficult time.

  9. Susan Davis March 17, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Jeanette, Gary and Wendy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. He was a terrific man and a big Hot Dog booster. He will definitely be missed. Hugs to all of you.

  10. Jackie and Bernie Timmons March 17, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    So sorry to here about your dad. He was such a nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Adam Kirby March 17, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Gary (GC is what I called him). GC and I worked together for several years at Lake Erie…we had a lot of laughs and of course, a lot of conversations about growing up in Frankfort. I loved hearing GC’s stories about his childhood and how Frankfort “use to be”! He spoke often of his parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and of course the love of his life… Jeannie! GC was also a family friend to my mother Mary Lou, my brother John and his family. John’s children as you know thought of GC as a “Grandpa” and they will miss him dearly. GC will be missed by so many friends…I’m pretty sure he didn’t know a stranger. As his family, you can have pride knowing he was a outstanding human being in my eyes. I will miss you GC…rest in peace my friend! Prayers to the entire Conklin family.

  12. Stephen Barnes March 18, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Dear Melissa and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Gary Eagle March 18, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    My condolences to you and your family on your loss.

  14. Cynthia K Henninger March 19, 2021 at 7:57 am

    So sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers, he will be greatly missed.

  15. Joe Ruch March 19, 2021 at 11:10 am

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking sports with Gary. I will miss him. He was a good friend. God Bless to his family.

  16. Jane & Jack Arnold March 20, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    So sorry for your family. I watched the service via the internet – beautiful service.

  17. Betty Wheeler March 20, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Patricia, condolences on the loss of your brother, Gary, prayers for the family.

  18. Janet Bieghler March 20, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending love and prayers to the entire Conklin family.

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