Saturday, April 3, 2010

George Conrad

George Conrad, age 88, died at his residence on Saturday, April 3, 2010, surrounded by the loving presence of his family.  George was born January 28, 1922, in Racine to the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Helen (Nee:  Cerna) Conrad. 

George was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1940.”  He served in the United States Navy.  George was employed by Chicago North Western Railroad for thirty-seven years until his retirement in 1982.  He was a devoted member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for over fifty years.  George was a member of Racine Numismatic Society (RNS), International Bank Note Society (IBNS), AHEPA, VFW Post 1391, American Legion, Kenosha Coin Club and Retired Railroad Workers Union.  Above all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. 

On November 24, 1951, he was united into marriage to Christine (Nee:  Vakos) who preceded him in death, July 12, 2002.  He is survived by their six children: Mark Conrad of Clemson, SC, Sculla (Jean) Conrad-Bordeaux of Crockett, CA, Chel Sea Conrad of Nice, CA, Georgia (Randy) Harod of Martinez, GA, Geoffrey (Judy) Conrad of Thompson, GA, and Catherine (Lee) Mikell of Racine.  He is further survived by sisters: Millie (Santos) Recupero of Camarillo, CA, Alyce Tasca of Titusville, FL, Carol (Jerry) Mason of Colorado Springs, CO, sister-in-law, Georgia Vakos of Columbia, SC, his lifelong childhood friend, Paul Peterson of Berkeley, CA, and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and close friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Cogswell.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main St., with Rev. Liz Simmons officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 5p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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