Ralph Conrad passed away on October 23, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born in Niles Center, IL in 1933 to Peter and Appolonia (nee: Schuetz) Conrad. He was preceded in death by his wife and love of his life Marilyn, parents and siblings Genevieve, Peter, Marion, Joan, and Lona. He is survived by his sister Helen, brothers Thomas and Richard, children Kevin (Erin) and James (Stephanie), grandchildren Jay, Mary, Gregory, Caroline and Andrew and many nieces and nephews. He is a graduate of University of Illinois and DePaul University and worked as an accountant and bank executive in the Chicago area.
He had a broad range of interests which included swimming, woodcarving, and volunteering. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends and more recently loved to spend time with his friends at the Frisbee Senior Center.
He was a member of the St. Zachary Catholic Parish in Des Plaines from its inception until he moved a few years ago and often spoke of the first mass for the Parish celebrated on the lawn of Einstein School. He was a volunteer at St. Zachary and St. Mary's Parishes. Recently he was a volunteer at Lutheran General Hospital.
A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church in Des Plaines preceded by a gathering at 9:00 A.M. and followed by a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) and JourneyCare Hospice (www.journeycare.org ).
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
October 26, 2018
I am sorry to hear of Ralph’s death. I feel as though the Conrad family is almost my family through my long friendships with Joan and Helen and all of their families. My heartfelt sorrow is with you all.
Diane Hosfield. “Club”