THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joan Joanie Conrad, 79, Lena went to be with her husband, Cletus on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Born Aug. 21, 1934 in Hickory, to the late Bernard and Lois (Wood) Gilligan, she married Cletus Conrad at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Suring July 6, 1957. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2003.
She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, trips to the casino with family and friends, crossword puzzles and the many dogs that she had over the years. No one will forget her strong Irish sense of humor.
Survivors include six children, Kelly Conrad (special friend, Chris Herbert), DePere; Clint (Becky) Conrad, Randy (special friend, Linda Schuh), Lori (Denny) Graef and Robin (Buzz) Nelson, all of Lena and Debbie (Randy) Birr, Oconto Falls; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lee (Audrey) Gilligan, Suring and Denny (Kathy) Gilligan, Gillett; two sisters, Judy Blazek, Little Suamico and Rosie (Ray) Ostrenga, Oconto Falls; a brother-in-law, Joe Kopke, Little Suamico; four sisters-in-law, Alice Gaywont, Gillett, Lorraine Behnke, Peshtigo, Claudine Conrad, Lena and Marion Walls, Oconto and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lyle and Jack Gilligan.
Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 with Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Peter Gard officiating. Interment will be at St. Charles Cemetery, Lena.