Where Caring Is A Family Tradition
Conner Bingham left us unexpectedly on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Conner was born on May 4, 1997, and passed away just 5 days before his 26th birthday. Conner is survived by his parents, John and Beth (Morrissey) Bingham; his loving sister, Kaila Bingham; along with many family members and friends that adored him. Conner was full of love, had a huge heart, and a big memorable smile. He was known for being respectful to everyone he met, big hugs, and his love of having a good time.
Conner’s early passions were hockey, baseball, and the love of the outdoors, terrorizing the neighborhood with his buddies. He was extremely athletic. He could ride a bike without training wheels at the age of 3 and ice skate without holding anyone’s hand the second time he put on skates. Conner loved his Cyclone hockey brothers and every member of their families. Together they excelled and won many championships, almost too many to count. There wasn’t a sport or hobby that he couldn’t excel at. Conner loved board sports and being in the water. At age 12 he snowboarded every black diamond in Sun Valley, Idaho after only being on a snowboard a handful of times. He loved to jet ski and wakeboard on the Wolf and Fox Rivers, blasting the tunes. Music was a big passion, and it became his therapy whenever he dealt with life’s struggles. His dogs – Kozmo, Milo and Max were very important to him. He would take them on runs, play fetch or snuggle with them as long as he could. The love Conner felt for everyone was unmatched, and he made sure to let everyone know how much he loved every person in his life.
Conner was one of a kind. The passion and love he held in his heart will never leave this world. He touched so many lives and will be missed and never forgotten. His life may have been cut short in years, but he never allowed it to fall short of experiences. He was one of the kindest souls and was taken from this world too soon.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Following the memorial service, a celebration of life will be held at the Fin n Feather 22 W. Main St. Winneconne.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Bev and Bill Schuster wrote on May 10, 2023
Dear John and Beth, Our hearts truly ache for you with your loss of Conner. We can’t imagine the grief you are feeling. We will always remember Conner greeting us at River Mill with that contagious smile and politeness. Our prayers are with you.
Mike Bass & Family wrote on May 9, 2023
John & Beth, wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Craig and Carmel Fisk wrote on May 6, 2023
John and Beth, So very sorry for the loss of Connor. There are no words for what happened and your family are in our prayers. Connor was a great young man and being on the same line for the Cyclones with our son, Trevor the boys had a special bond. Connor was a great teamate and friend. #11 will be missed forever.
Mark & Michelle Luebke wrote on May 6, 2023
John and Beth, We are so very sorry for this tragic loss. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s presence be always with you, Connor, and your entire family. Mark & Michelle
Alec Paloumpis and Billy Nichol wrote on May 5, 2023
Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, Words cannot describe how sorry we are for your loss. We’ll always remember Connor as a fun, outgoing, funny kid that we touched not only ours, but everyone’s life. We’ve got memories of him that will last a lifetime, from riding in the jeep late summer nights, to playing pond hockey in the winters and coming back to play shinny when it got too dark. He was taken from the world way too soon, but his memory will live on with all of us forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.
The McGrath Family wrote on May 5, 2023
We send our sympathy to your family. We had the great honor of meeting Connor and watching him play Hockey for UWO for the time he was there. He was a kind and wonderful young man. Our hearts go out you.
Bill and Marykay Buranich wrote on May 5, 2023
We were so sad to hear the news of Conners passing. The Buranich family would like to extend our deepest sympathy and prayers at this difficult time.
The Metz Family wrote on May 4, 2023
Sending our deepest condolences to all of you! Our heart breaks for all of you. We all loved Connor and his amazing warm spirit. He loved life and always brought so much laugher to all. We cherish all our memories with you all at the Cyclones over all those years as well as the special memories at our Lake House with him. He will be missed dearly.
Reid Johnson wrote on May 4, 2023
Conner was by service representative in the Kaukauna area. I just met Conner last Friday at one of our accounts. He was smiling and super friendly. I helped him with the delivery and we talked and he told me a little about himself. He was super excited about being in the accounts and getting to know all of the store personnel. I left there and felt really good about how my customers were going to taken care of by Conner on a daily basis. His life on earth was cut short, but God needed Conner for a reason we cannot fully understand today but will someday. He will be well taken care of in God's hands and his smile will always be there when you close your eyes. Reid J Pepsi Beverages
Cody Esposito wrote on May 4, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Conner was a special person. He was one of my first and best friends at the Cyclones. We played nearly every season together from Mites to Midgets. He was a great player, friend, leader and teammate. Conner was always the hardest working player on and off the ice and brought that very same energy outside the rink. The heart of the team and the life of the party. I feel very lucky to have shared so many great memories with him and the Bingham family over the years. RIP #11. Gone but never forgotten??
The Saultz Family wrote on May 4, 2023
Beyond the realms of the earth there are no words to describe how much we loved and cared about Conner. He was the most loving, caring and respectful person to be around and had a heart of gold. Conner and Chad became friends when they were in the second grade and lived across the street from each other. Conner and Chad spent many hours scootering and skateboarding in our basement on the ramps that John built for them. They had so much fun and were always laughing. Conner touched our lives in such a special way, we will always and forever love and miss him. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family at this very sad time. Love, Rich, Lisa and Chad
John, Maggie, & Jack Nickels wrote on May 4, 2023
John & Beth, none of us have the words to fully express just how sorry we are to hear about Conner’s passing. He was incredibly special and will be missed by all who knew him. #cycloneshockey
Emily Janke wrote on May 3, 2023
I met Conner my freshman year of college at UWO and anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him knew he lit up every room with his bright smile, humor, outgoing personality, and love for his friends and family. I had the pleasure of catching up with Conner and meeting his parents on the lake this past Boat Bash. It was one of the best days of summer and I am so grateful we got to spend that time together. Heavy heart and so many prayers for Conner’s parents and all family and friends during this difficult time <3
Jennifer Sommers wrote on May 3, 2023
John, Beth and Kaila, Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Sending our deepest condolences. May Conner rest in peace and all the beautiful memories be cherished. I hope you find comfort knowing Conner touched so many peoples lives in such a positive way. Love TJ and Jen
Ryann Belter wrote on May 3, 2023
Connor was everything and more than stated above. I was always welcomed back to Wisconsin by one of Connor's infamous bear hugs. I will miss those and his contagious smiles the most. I regret not being able to spend more time with him. I send all my love and apologies for not being able to attend his celebration of life; I want nothing more than to be there. I am praying for your family and Connor every day. I wish there was more I could say or do to help ease you through the pain of these moments, but I know that Connor will leave a gaping hole in the lives of everyone that he was in the presence in; just seeing Connor smile was enough to touch someone's life deeply and irrevocably. The one comfort I can hope to give is that he is smiling down, and praying that his family will know just how much he loves them.
Scott Noren wrote on May 3, 2023
i am so sorry for your loss. prayers to John and the whole family at this sad time.
Jane and Jeff Beer wrote on May 3, 2023
We are so very sad to hear about Conner. We have wonderful memories of spending time with you all at ACC and especially remember Connor's bright, big smile and funny personality. Our hearts go out to you both and your families. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all!
Becky (Sullivan) Burkhalter wrote on May 3, 2023
I'm so sorry for your incredible loss. Sending prayers for your family.
Kevin McLaughlin wrote on May 3, 2023
My deepest condolences to you John and your entire family. I wish you great strength during this most challenging time.
Jim & Sarah Gates wrote on May 3, 2023
Our thoughts are with you and your family with the loss of Connor . The kids would all play together at Beth's parents house they would run up and down the sidewalk the boys would ride there skate boards and shoot hoops in our driveway. He will be deeply missed by everyone.Stay Strong
Luke wrote on May 3, 2023
Conner is loved by so many and will never be forgotten. Conner was always smiling and lived life to the fullest . So sorry for you lose he was taken from us way to soon. Thought and prayers
Marshall Family wrote on May 3, 2023
Conner was a true beauty and we are going to miss him. We had so much fun on hockey trips with the Bingham family and will never forget what a respectful young man Conner always was with us. He always had a smile on his face and carried himself pride. Conner will always hold a special place in our hearts now and until we see him again one day. Much love and prayers to you John, Beth and Kaila.
Bruce & Daydra Ketchum wrote on May 3, 2023
We send our condolences to the Bingham family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dominique smith wrote on May 3, 2023
I met conner the day before he he passed just from a waive to him while he was on his bike he stopped and chatted and was supposed to ride with him Saturday he seem like an very outgoing and nice person I'm so sorry for your lost my condolences to the family.
The Coleman Family wrote on May 3, 2023
John, Beth, and Kaila, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Some people will probably remember Connor for his fiery competitiveness but what we remember most about Connor is his big smile. He always had a big smile on his face when we saw him at the rink. The world will be a little less happy without him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lana Paloumpis wrote on May 3, 2023
To the Bingham family. I am so sorry to hear of Connors passing. He died way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ??
The Grounds Guys of Appleton and Oshkosh wrote on May 3, 2023
On behalf of all of us at the Grounds Guys, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the Bingham family on the tragic loss of your son Conner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
TIM AND RHONDA WHITFORD wrote on May 2, 2023
Sorry very sorry for your loss. Thinking of your entire family at the very difficult time…
Jason Gould wrote on May 2, 2023
Dear Bingham Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and that comfort of being surrounded by friends and family bring you much peace. Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Bill Warner wrote on May 2, 2023
All of us from Allison Systems are deeply saddened by the news of your loss of Conner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you John, Beth, and all of the Bingham family.
Pat , Caroline, Ian, and Quinn Sweeney wrote on May 2, 2023
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Walgreens on E Calumet in Appleton wrote on May 2, 2023
Conner only delivered to our store for a few weeks but we sure enjoyed his laughter and good humor he shared with us. We are very sorry for your loss and sending prayers to your family ??.
Don Wagner wrote on May 2, 2023
We are sending our deepest condolences to John and the entire Bingham family. My wife Janet and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Nathan Herlache wrote on May 2, 2023
Connor was my roommate freshman year at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Some of my favorite freshman year memories were spent with Conor- boating, spending time with friends, going to parties, studying, and going out to eat were some fond times spent together. He will be missed ??
Michele & Eric Smith wrote on May 2, 2023
Beth & John, Our deepest sympathies. May your beautiful son rest in peace. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
Chad Burns wrote on May 2, 2023
I am so saddened and sorry to hear about Connor. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bingham family.
The Leonhard’s wrote on May 2, 2023
We are so heartbroken to hear of your loss, a life so full and bright has been taken from us far too soon. When I remember Conner, I am reminded of the boys growing up together, running around the neighborhood… and attending many sporting events. Of all the kids, Conner was always so friendly and respectful to all the adults. We are sending you our love and please know that you are ever-present in our thoughts and prayers and that Conner’s memory lives forever in our hearts.
DoeDoe wrote on May 2, 2023
I’d just like to send love in my condolences to you Beth in John in your family for the untimely passing of a bright soul he was truly a amazing person in my bestfriend im sooooo sorry this happened may god bless you guys with the strength in support you need to get through these difficult moments life has placed on you in your family in all the many many many people Conner was able to touch in brightening with the grace of god in love Conner could rap for days in nva get tired lol he was somebody everybody enjoyed having around his energy could light a room I could write a book about Conner in how funny in cool he was to be around I have enough story’s in memories to last a life time in I’ve only known him 6years sorry for you guys lost pray you guys get through this together…in the words of Conner,AkA C-locks take care it’s all love!!!
Christie Grueschow wrote on May 2, 2023
I didn't know Conner, but for a short time at Pepsi. He was always so nice when I would see him. The Bingham family and all that knew him is in my prayers. He will be very missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.
The Yurisich Family wrote on May 2, 2023
John, Beth and Kaila, The world just lost a pretty spectacular young man. Conner was not only a great athlete but an even better human being. He not only supported his Cyclone Teammates but he genuinely cared for each one of the parents and siblings that supported them. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget the unique experience we all shared. With Love, Joe, Betsy, Joey, Danny and Tommy Yurisich
Smagacz Family wrote on May 2, 2023
We are truly sorry for your loss. Conner was a great kid, great hockey player, and from a great family. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Fellow Cyclones family, Smags Family Joe, Teresa, Joey, Ryan, Luke, and Jake
Kyle Tintera wrote on May 2, 2023
My deepest condolences to the Bingham family. Conner was one of the best friends I could ever hope to know. He was full of energy and always put a smile on everyone’s face. I’ll always cherish the countless memories we made on hockey trips, sleepovers, and hanging out with our friends and teammates. He was a leader and always brought the best out in everyone around him. I cannot thank the Bingham family enough for everything they have done for me. They are my family and I will never forget my left winger and brother Conner. May he rest in peace.
Shawn Mueller wrote on May 2, 2023
Conner will always hold a special place in my heart. His beautiful smile and wonderful personality was a warm welcome to all who know him. My heart breaks for your Family. Hugs, Love and Prayers serve to and for you. ??
Dan and Tiffany Werner wrote on May 2, 2023
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you both and your entire family.
Harv and Roz Meyer wrote on May 2, 2023
Heartfelt condolences for the loss of Connor. He was such a bright, loving and kind soul. Sending prayers for comfort, strength to persevere and peace to John, Beth, Kaila and your entire extended family.
Ellie Meyer wrote on May 2, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss. Conner was such a sweet respectful young man. My prayers go out to John, Beth and your entire family. You guys raised such an amazing kid.
Trudy Hauvn wrote on May 2, 2023
Jens and I were never fortunate enough to know Connor but only knowing you and John for a short time and recognizing how wonderful the two of you are only tells us how great of a human being Connor was. God is definitely gaining an angel but you are losing so much more. Jens and I express our heartfelt condolences and pray you heal with his memories that will live on in your heart forever. ????
Fallon Hughes wrote on May 2, 2023
I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. My heart is devastated for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Connor will be incredibly missed.
The Rathje Family wrote on May 2, 2023
Dear John and Beth - we are so sorry to hear this tragic news. Our deepest condolences to your family. We are forever grateful for those Cyclone memories. May Conner rest in peace.
Christl Holzl wrote on May 2, 2023
Dear Bingham Family, It is heartbreaking to hear about the loss of your wonderful son Connor. I will always remember his first trip to Sun Valley and shredding on his snowboard. But what was most memorable was his sweet, shy but kind demeanor. John insisted he call me Ms. Holzl until I asked to just be called Christl, and moving forward that was acceptable. Passionate, fierce, determined and a big smile…that is how I will remember him. May you find peace. All my love, Christl
Aline Adelmann (Tintera) wrote on May 2, 2023
My sympathies to Beth, John and Kayla. My heart breaks for the loss of your son Connor … he was an awesome kid , hockey player, friend, leader and was always respectful. He was my son Kyles best buddy and spent a lot of time with him on and off the ice My fondest memory of Connor is his big smile and love for life ! Love and blessings to the Bingham family .
Scott Reinhardt wrote on May 2, 2023
Tomilee and I are so very sorry for the tragic loss of your son Conner. As our hearts ache for all who knew Conner, our thoughts and prayers are with you John, Beth and Kaila.
Valentino Wilson wrote on May 2, 2023
I am so sorry for your loss Kaila, Mr. and Mrs. Bingham. This news was a complete and utter shock. Back in the days of Cyclone hockey, Conner was the one we could always count on as having our back with no questions asked. Whether it be putting his body on the line to block shots for his goalie or going after a guy on the other team that got a cheap shot in or just trying to push everyone to be the best they can be both on and off the ice. He loved the sport just as much as he loved each and every one of us guys suiting up next to him. He truly made us feel like brothers. During our pregame routines, road trips, off-ice training (House of Pain) or just in between shifts mid-game, Conner was always the energy of the team. He would always be the guy that could bring up the team's morale in an instant but was also able to make sure everyone focused up when we needed to. Although a lot of time has passed since those Cyclone days, Conner will always be a focal point in every single one of those memories for me and I'm sure for most of the Cyclones boys. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. May he rest in peace.
Joel and Andrea Thompson wrote on May 1, 2023
Conner will be so missed. Our hearts are broken for John, Beth and Kaila. Conner was a sweetheart and we loved seeing him and talking with him. Continued prayers to you all for healing and a calm mind and heart. We love you all so much.
John Burgess wrote on May 1, 2023
On behalf of all at Pamarco we would like to pass our heartfelt condolences on your loss to all the Bingham family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Roman J Mudry wrote on May 1, 2023
Dear John, Sorry for the tragic loss to your family. Heartfelt condolences from myself and everyone at FlexAir.
Dave Burgess wrote on May 1, 2023
Caroline and I send our heartfelt condolences to all of the Bingham family but particularly John and Beth , so very sorry for your loss, stay strong.
Desiree Jefferson wrote on May 1, 2023
Our whole family is devastated by this news. We are praying and sending you strength. Connor will be missed.
We screen all comments out of consideration for the families and friends of the departed.