In Memory of Delores L. Conrad

Delores L. Conrad
Delores L. Conrad
Born: October 15, 1929
Died: August 2, 2014
Age: 84
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Delores L. Conrad
October 15, 1929 - August 2, 2014

Delores L. Conrad, age 84, of Colo, Iowa, died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at State Center Nursing & Rehab Center where she made her home for the past three years.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada, Iowa, with Reverend Lawrence “Skip” Conrad officiating.  Burial will follow in the Colo Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

            Born October 15, 1929, in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Delores was one of 13 children born to Jake and Tena (Meyer) Karsjens.  She spent most of her life in the Iowa Falls area and married the love of her life, Paul Conrad, on May 8, 1951, in LeGrand, Iowa.  The couple made their home in Colo.

            Dolores retired from Ames Laundry in 1978 due to health reasons.  She loved spending time with family, friends and neighbors, and also enjoyed plastic crafts when her hands permitted.

            Survivors include her children, Paul (Denise) Conrad of Colo, and Sharon (Keith Johnson) Conrad of Aredale; three grandchildren, Matt (Tiffany) Conrad of Colo, Paul (Annie Ostwald) Conrad, of Colo, and Tiffany (Darren) Geil of Huxley; a great-grandson, Bryon Babino; and two precious great-granddaughters, Alexa Conrad and Amelia Geil.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 1981; her parents; and all her siblings.

            Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Delores and her family.  The family would like to thank State Center Nursing and Rehab and Care Initiatives Hospice for the precious care of their loved one. 


Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM
“I miss you mom. I have a ritual of coming to see you every other Sunday and now that changes. I am so blessed to have gotten there just in time to hold you as you took your last breath. That is something only you and I share. I love and miss you very much!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo --sharon”
- Sharon
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM
“To Sharon and Family,
To Paul and Family,
I send my deepest sympathies to you for your loss at this time. I knew your mom from school years and she could crack a joke every now and again but she loved all of you very dearly. She was a hard worker and that I remember the most about her. She was never still for a moment! May the pain lessen and the memories come thru and hold a place in your hearts very soon so you can smile at the thought of her cause she is home now and pain free. My prayers are with all of you.”
- Carla Otto Ogden
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2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Reverend Lawrence "Skip" Conrad


Jason Conrad
James Conrad
Darren Geil
Paul Conrad
Floyd Hill
Bryon Babino


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Colo Cemetery
Colo, Iowa