Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Connie Conrad, 73, formerly of West Point



Connie Conrad, 73 years, formerly of West Point, Iowa died at 3:06 am Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.  She was born August 25, 1945 in Iowa, a daughter of Joseph and Louise (Mohrfeld) Menke.  On June 19, 1965, she married Carl Conrad in St. Paul, Iowa.

Connie was a graduate of St. James High School, St. Paul.  She worked several places including Menke’s Lounge, Salem Stub, and the Fort Madison Community Hospital.  She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nauvoo, Illinois.  She enjoyed baking and was known for her famous fudge.  She loved her family, especially her grandkids.

She is survived by two sons, Scott (Tammy) Conrad of Davenport, Iowa and Nick (Maribeth) Conrad of Mechanicsville, Virginia; one brother, Mark (Helen) Menke of Fort Madison, Iowa; five sisters: Vera Evans of Sumner, Iowa; Betty (Marvin) Merschman of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; JoAnn Landers of Las Vegas, Nevada; Cathy (Larry) Holtkamp of St. Paul, Iowa; and Mary Jo (Jim) Koller of Donnellson, Iowa; four grandchildren: Garrett  (Tara) Conrad, Riley Conrad, Maxwell Conrad, and Cooper Conrad; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and special friend, Tom Wilken, and their dog, Benny.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers: Carl Menke, Robert “Peanuts” Menke, and David Menke; five sisters: Marcella Kempker, Doris Kempker, Floreen Fuerman, Delores Bohnenkamp, and Miriam Holtkamp.

Her family will greet friends from 4:00 – 6:00 pm Sunday, November 25, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church, St. Paul, Iowa, where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 6:00 pm Sunday evening.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Monday, November 26, 2018 at the church, with Reverends Apo Mpanda, Tom Szydlik and Bruce DeRammelaere as ConCelebrants.  Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, St. Paul, Iowa.  A memorial has been established for the Elliot Test Kitchen, contributions may be left at the church or mailed to the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home, P.O. Box 247, West Point, Iowa 52656 .  Online condolences to the Conrad Family may be made at the Barr-Holtkamp Funeral Home website,

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