Connie Sue Whisker was born September 27, 1948 in Kewanee, the daughter of Robert and Hazel Mallery Whisker. She was raise by her mother and step father, Hazel and Donald Bengtson. Connie was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1966. She was a lifelong resident of Cambridge except for five years when she lived in LaFayette, IL. Connie was employed at Sportsman Bar & Grill, Cambridge, the Pioneer Club, Kewanee, and Fraker’s Grove, LaFayette. She then owned the College Square Collectibles in Cambridge. She loved going to yard sales, spending time with grandkids, and taking care of her parents.
Those surviving are her two daughters and a son-in-law, Corrie K. and Randy Newman, Lynn Center, Carrie Staley, Cambridge, a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Linda Blank, Ashland, WI, and seven grandchildren, Brittny Blank, Andover, Trystin Staley, Cambridge, Brayden and Lena Newman, Lynn Center, Ashtin Staley, Cambridge, Maddison and Mason Kutsch, Cambridge. Other survivors include her parents, Hazel & Donald Bengtson, Cambridge, and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert John and Karen Whisker, Orion. Her grandparents, Gertrude LaVonne Mallery, John Lieman Mallery, Myrtle M. Bengtson, John M. Bengston, and twin sons, David Dwayne and Dwayne David Hickenbottom, preceded her in death.