Allen Conrad, 73, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Spiritual services were held May 16 at the Peace United Church in Monticello. Inurnment services were at Riverside Gardens, Anamosa.
Allen Lawrence Conrad was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Clarence, to Lawrence and Dorothy Conrad. He graduated from Clarence High School with the class of 1958. Al proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years. When he returned home, he met and married Janice, with whom he had four children, Rhonda, Ross, Rick and Randy. They later divorced. He then met and married Peg Gearhart, and her children, Brian, Brent and Bruce, became part of his family. Peg died of cancer July 4, 2009. Al married Jane DeSousa on Aug. 16, 2010, and welcomed her children, Nick, Thomas, Tonya Kurtz, Dan, Aaron and Vince Thomas, and her stepchildren, Mike, Tony, Dan and Scott DeSousa and Laurie Worden into his life as well.
Al was preceded in death by his parents; his second wife, Peg; and his stepson, Bruce.
Those left to honor him include his wife, Jane Niles, Thomas DeSousa Conrad; children, Rhonda (Darell) Janssen of Wilton, Ross Conrad of Durant, Rick (Erika) Conrad of Solon, and Randy (Kerry) Conrad of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Peg’s children, Brian (Karen) Gearhart of Cedar Rapids and Brent (Jessica) Gearhart of Memphis, Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Janice (Dale) Wenndt of Oxford Junction and Yvonne (Gil) Mulley of Livermore, Colorado.
Also surviving are Jane’s children and stepchildren and their families.
Al was dedicated to the community and was active in many organizations, including the United Church of Christ where he held many positions including trustee and deacon. Al was an insurance agent for Farmers Elevator Insurance. He bought Russell and Russell Insurance in 1969, was a semi driver and a school bus driver.
No one was a stranger to Al. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.