Kory A. Conner, 28 of San Pierre, died by suicide Saturday, March 11, 2023.  He was born to James and Angel (Eshbaugh) Conner on July 16, 1994 in Valparaiso, Indiana.  A 2013 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School, Kory had earned a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue North Central.  He was a loving, patient, and caring husband. When at home, he was almost always found cuddling with his loving pup Millie on his recliner. He was proud to be provider for his family and was currently working as an engineer for NIPSCO.  Family was everything to Kory, and he was so excited to be promoted from dog dad to human dad.  He had a knack for answering questions sarcastically, but he always had a big heart and was ready to listen and help. He was always able to calm others down and give them a different perspective on situations (especially with his mom and wife).  Kory loved racing with his family and enjoyed playing golf when he had time.  He will be remembered as a man who loved God. He was a wonderful son, a good brother and friend, and a loving husband. 
On April 13, 2019, Kory married Mackenzie Misner who survives and is expecting to give birth to their son, Samuel, any day now. His dog Millie is also left behind. He is also survived by his parents, Jim and Angel Conner; twin-brother, Kody (Billie) Conner; father and mother-in-law, James and Michelle Misner; brothers-in-law, Matthew (Bridget) and Nicholas (Jocelyn) Misner; grandparents, Judy Eshbaugh and Bob and Donna Conner; uncles Rob Conner and Rick (Vick) Eshbaugh; aunts, Joy (Roy) Livingston and Kathy (Steve) Edstrom; cousins, Renee and Karleigh Conner.  Kory was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Claire and grandfather, Donald Eshbaugh.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Kosanke Funeral Home 309 S. Main St., Kouts, with a Funeral Mass on Thursday, March 16th  at 11:00 AM directly at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church 165 Grace St., Wheatfield.  Burial will follow at Sorrowful Mother Catholic Cemetery, Wheatfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mackenzie and Samuel Conner. 


Prayers and our sincere Condolences.  -From Paula Jaeger and family

Jim, Angel and family, Uncle Ron and I were so saddened to hear about Kory. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Love Aunt Linda Foltz 

I'm so sorry to hear this. We love ya'll! -Johnson Family 

Sending Prayers and Comfort to his family . And May Kory rest in Peace! -Barb Elston 

Rest in Peace Kory! Prayers for you, Mackenzie, Samuel and your daughter! And your pup Millie! Your entire family and friends, will miss you badly! -Mary Quesnell 

We send our love and prayers as you lay Kory to rest..may he be at peace, -Kenny and Mindy Keator 

Jim so sorry to hear about Kory. -James Moe Molenda 

I am so sorry to hear the news. Kory was such an amazing guy and liked by everyone who knew him. He was one of the best engineers we had at NIPSCO. Thinking of you all, -Sabra Hanson 

To all of Kory‘s family…We are so sorry to hear about Kory. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a very caring person and would help anyone who needed it. Praying for you all. We will really miss him, So sorry for your loss. Larry & Robin Sanders 

Please except our deepest condolences we are so sorry for your loss May God watch over him and his family, -Mario & Socorro Arambula 

Our sincerest condolences to the entire Connor family on your heartbreaking loss, much love, The Sellin family 

My thoughts and prayers are with you during your most difficult time. May you find comfort in your family and friends. -Linda Adams 

Please except our deepest condolences we are so sorry for your loss. My heart is so saddened by this news. Our family will keep you in our prayers. May God watch over all of you as you navigate your way through this tragic time. Words just don't seem to be enough right now, but know you are in our thoughts. Much Love . Rest In Peace Kory. -Gina Smenyak 

Angel and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for strength and comfort to all of you. -Michelle Swartz - Sersic 

I am so sorry to hear the news. Kory was such an amazing guy and liked by everyone who knew him. He was one of the best engineers we had at NIPSCO. Thinking of you all, -Sabra Hanson 

Angel & Jim I'm soooooooooooo sorry about Kory. Kruise, Ryley and I are at a loss for words. As a mother, my heart is hurting with you both and Kody and Kory's wife. -Sharon Black Anderson 

Angel Jim and Kody ~my heart breaks for you as you manure through this very difficult time. He was such a fun loving kid to be around, oh the memories. Continued prayers hugs and lots of love, -Brenda and Joe Hatten 

So sorry to hear of this terrible loss. Thoughts & prayers are with the family! -The Vanderplough’s 

Prayers to you & your family. Please know I’m always here for you. -Sammie Eriks 

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. -Tanisha Bowens 

So saddened by this tragic news . He was such a great person . He will truly be missed at NIPSCO . Sending prayers and my deepest condolences . May your memories help you through this very sad time. -Patsy Valdez 

Our prayers are with all of you. May God give you the strength and grace to survive such a tragic loss. May he rest in peace. -Kathy and Greg Brinkman 

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. -Craig Schuyler 



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