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

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, in Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Rick Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 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.

Christopher Louis Coniglio was born May 20, 1987, in Pontiac, 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 Walmart.

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; grandparents, Greg and Diana Steimle of Pontiac, Kathy Coniglio of Hickory, North Carolina, Frank “Chico” Coniglio and wife, Teresa, of Carbondale; stepgrandparents, Kazys “Kup” Kupcikevicius and wife, Jeanne, of Bradley; 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.

Memorials 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, https://www.gofundme.com/hu42pp-funeral-expenses.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Christopher, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

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