SAVANNA—Lyle “Pat” Connor, of Thomson, formerly of Savanna, 66, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport.

Pat was born June 18, 1954, in Savanna, the son of Lyle R. and Betty L. (Barr) Connor.  He married Debra Dearborn Nov. 26, 1977, in Oregon. 

Pat was employed as a car salesman for 23 years with Kunes Country Auto in Mount Carroll. 

He was a member of Masonic Mississippi Lodge #385 and First Presbyterian Church in Savanna. Pat was an avid car enthusiast and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Debra Connor of Thomson; one daughter, Andrea Connor of Rockford; two sons, Eric (Rachel) Connor of Albany and Patrick Connor II of Savanna; one sister, Lori (Ron) Miller of Savanna; five grandchildren, Stacia and Kayli Connor, Matthew, Mylah and Wyatt Connor; three brothers, Mike (Toni) Connor of Grayslake, Scott (Tricia) Almquist of Savanna, and Brian (Silvia) Hartman of McKinney, Texas;

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, April Connor in infancy; one brother, Danny Connor.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Savanna. A maximum of 20 people at a time will be permitted in the church and social distancing Covid guidelines will be followed.

A private funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the church with Pastor Gary Panetta officiating.  The service will be livestreamed on Burial will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton.