THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Roger J. Conard
Roger J. Conard, 76, of Foster City, passed away on Monday, March 4 at Dickinson County Hospital System. He was born on March 9, 1936, in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Paul) Conard. He was raised in the Sturgeon Bay area and after he left school, joined the Merchant Marines. He spent the next 26 years with the United States Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1980. Following his retirement, he spent another 13 years working for Luedtke's Marine Construction.
A lifetime member of the Elks and Moose Lodge and a member of the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post #50, he enjoyed playing golf, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed feeding and watching the wildlife in his yard. In 1956, he married Doris Plonke and they raised five children together. After retirement in 1981, they moved to Foster City. His wife preceded him in death in 1998.
Survivors include his children, Robert Conard, Iron Mountain, James (Holly) Conard, Breitung Twp., Cindy Ferrary, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Valerie (Gary) Wolf, Yukon, Okla., and Scott (Susan) Conard, Marinette; a brother, Tom Conard, Luxemburg; sisters, Doris Timmerman, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Dorothy Conard, Milwaukee; 8 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Ferrary; seven brothers, John, Lawrence, Alvin, Norman, Donnie, Harold and Edwin Conard.
Visitation was on Friday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain. Funeral services followed at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Fr. Darryl Pepin officiated. Burial was in the Foster City Cemetery.