Print This Page

Christopher Paul Conzet, age 61 of Rockford, Minnesota, passed away October 9, 2020.

He was born in Buffalo, MN on November 11, 1958 to Ralph and Joyce (Carlson) Conzet. He was raised in Rockford, MN with his siblings, and graduated from high school there with the class of 1976. Right out of high school, he began working as a machinist with Minnesota Grinding.

On October 17, 1998, he was joined in marriage to Debra Ann Hayes at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano. The two had met at a wedding 29 years ago and knew they were meant to be each other’s life partner.

His friends and family were extremely important to him, and loved spending time with them as often as he could. He enjoyed watching sports, playing card games like Euchre, and socializing.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Joyce; brothers, Ralph and Dan; nephews, Adam and Aaron; and father-in-law, Joe Hayes.

Chris is survived by his loving wife, Debra; brothers, Tony (Theresa) and Tom (Laura); sister, Judy; sister-in-law, Vicky; mother-in-law, Marian Hayes; brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Jean) Hayes and Don (Jean) Hayes; nieces and nephews, Robin (Matt), Crystal, Clint (Kris), Shannon, Wyatt (Tabitha), Andy, Melissa (Gary), Cindy (Travis), and Alycia (Kyle); very special little girl & his helper, Korbyn Pool; and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

18 Guestbook Entries

  1. Al and Sandra (Hayes) Adickes

    Debbie. Thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time. Remember all the good times and you begin this new journey without Chris.

  2. Dave and Susan Quigley

    Prayers to you and your family Deb. He was a really great guy and an awesome friend. We will miss you Chrispy.

  3. Kay Otto

    Debbie, Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  4. Kris Abrahamson

    So sorry for your loss – my heart goes out to you and family❤️
    Kris Abrahamson

  5. Terry & Jim

    Debbie – our hearts are so heavy and sad for your loss of Chris. He loved you so much. He was such a kind soul with a great smile and laugh. We’re going to miss him. Hugs and prayers. ❤️❤️ Terry & Jim

  6. Sue Gallus

    Thoughts and Prayers are with You during this Difficult Time
    God Gives us Strength to Endure the Impossible
    We Love You
    Dick and Sue Gallus and Family

  7. Juanita Kerrigan

    Dear Deb, my heart felt condolences for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers as this is the hardest time of all. May God hold you and comfort you always.

  8. Rosemary Pool

    Prayers and hugs from Rosemary Pool and Charie Johnson

  9. Liz bertelson

    Debbie so very sorry to hear about Chris. Prayers for you at this difficult time. Am here for you!

  10. Susan Gallus

    Chris was a Wonderful Man ! Loved his Quick whit and awesome Sense of Humor ! Prayers and Hugs to You Debbie! God will guide you during this Difficult Time!

  11. Viola Poss

    Debbie. Sorry to hear the news of your loss. We talked about so often. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Remember Chris isn’t gone, just his body. He will always be around you, protecting and guiding you. Take care and stay safe.

  12. Dawn Cook

    Deb, you are being thought of and my heart goes out to you! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

  13. Dawn (Vergin) Vandenheuvel

    I am so sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. I grew up with Chris & Danny in the neighborhood and Chris & I were in the same grade at Rockford (1977). He was always a funny guy. May memories of Chris be your comfort in the coming days.
    Dawn (Vergin) Vandenheuvel
    McAlester, OK

  14. Tab Morin

    Rest in peace Chris! Chris and I were both part of the great RHS class of 1977. We shared a passion for reading and we were both on the wrestling squad from elementary ’til graduation. He was a big man with a very big heart for life!

  15. Peggy Van Allen

    Debbie, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I will hold you close in my heart and prayers.

  16. Rebecca Dye

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You during this Difficult Time.

  17. Tom & Vicky LaPlant. (Cousin Vicky)

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He always seemed to have an impish smile on his face. There are no words to comfort you at this very sad time, you, and his family are in my prayers.

  18. Tommy Jacobs

    So lost for words of Chris passing, last I talk with him was at Hill top in Hanover! Me and him crack jokes together. I knew his dad very well and was in the same class as his sister. I just remember him playing pinball up at the Rockford House alot. So sad that he’s gone, he was a great man. I will miss his smile and laughter


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *