Lora E. House Conrad 1879-1944
CONRAD, HOUSE, GEHLKE, ARCHER, ROBERTS, STURCH
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/7/2013 at 16:48:29
Mrs. Charles Conrad
Mrs. Charles Conrad died at her home in Maple Hill early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 1944, following her birthday on Aug. 20. She had been in poor health for many years but was able to care for herself and her home. Sunday evening, she and Mr. Conrad had been entertained at a friend’s home, it being her birthday, and then that same evening she became sick and about three o’clock in the morning succumbed to a severe heart attack.
Mrs. Conrad was Lora E. House, daughter of A.J. and Esther House of Fayette county, Iowa. Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Charles Archer, Mrs. Jennie Roberts, H.H. House, Grant House, Lewis House and Orville House. She has one sister and one brother living, Mrs. Hal Sturch [?] and Guy House of West Union, Ia., besides many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Conrad grew to womanhood in Fayette county. In June, 1917, she was united in marriage to Charles Conrad of Boone. They made their home near Wallingford at High Lake until five years ago when they moved to Maple Hill. While at High Lake she organized the five 4-H clubs of Emmet county and was an active leader for many years. She was always active in church and community work.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad raised Edward Gehlke, a homeless boy, now in the armed services, with whom they have always kept in close touch.
She is survived by her husband.
Brief services were held at the home and the funeral service was conducted by the Rev. L.G. Hinderaker of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Friday, Aug. 25, 1944. Burial was in High Lake cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, September 6, 1944)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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