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Esther Alma Conrad

October 29, 1923 — December 2, 2021

Esther Conrad of Yankton, South Dakota, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society, Scotland, at the age of 98.

Esther was born October 29, 1923 on the family farm near Delmont, SD to Edward and Magdalena (Neth) Freier. She was the youngest of nine children. She was baptized December 2, 1923 at Hoffnungsberg Congregational Church and confirmed June 6, 1937 at Salem Congregational Church in Parkston.

After high school graduation from Tripp, Esther married George Conrad, November 2, 1941. They worked side by side as a team their entire farming life in the Scotland-Kaylor area. In 1988 they retired from farming and moved to Yankton.

Esther was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Scotland where she taught Sunday School many years. After moving to Yankton, they became members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Esther especially enjoyed family celebrations and spending time with her families. She also enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening. Esther was known for her delicious German dill pickles.

Esther’s memory will be cherished by her two sons, Charles II (Karen) Conrad of Scotland, SD and Dennis (Judy Ann) Conrad of Madison, SD; one daughter, Judy (Dennis) Machacek of Crooks, SD; one daughter-in-law, Dawn Conrad of Parkston, SD; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sadie Freier of Scotland, SD; many nieces and nephews and her traveling “sister” friend Phyllis Oleson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George in 2009; her son, Gregg in 2007; infant daughter, Twyla Mae; infant grandson, Michael George Conrad; five brothers, Arthur, Rudolph, Ruben, Herbert and an infant brother; three sisters, Anna (Bernard) Jerke, Johanna (Herbert) Wenzel and Lora (Gottlieb) Wenzel.

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Visitation

Saturday, December 11, 2021

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton

807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Yankton

807 W 31st Hwy 50, Yankton, SD 57078

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Burial

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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