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Lawrence Frank ConradCLERGY
Rev. David W. Ellis
Organist ~ Donna Knodel
"Chief of Sinners Though I Be"
"Just as I Am, Without One Plea"
"Jesus Sinners Doth Receive"
"Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won"
Lawrence Frank Conrad was born to Charles and Clara Conrad on April 16, 1915 on a farm northwest of Scotland, South Dakota. He passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 95 years. He was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kaylor, and was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Scotland. On May 23, 1937 Lawrence was united in marriage to Alma Gall at Congregational Faith Church in Lesterville. Together they made their home on a farm north of Scotland where they raised their four children. In the fall of 1944, Lawrence's faith in the Lord was strengthened after a farming accident caused the loss of his leg and nearly claimed his life. Lawrence and Alma retired from farming in the fall of 1979 and moved to Scotland. Throughout his life Lawrence was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and he was an evangelist of his faith always telling others of the wonderful things the Lord had done for him. Lawrence found great joy in being with his family, farming, fishing with his grandchildren, reading and telling Bible stories, playing cards with family and friends, and doing puzzles. Recently, Lawrence had been a resident at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center where he took great joy in sharing how blessed he was for all the family and friends he had.
Grateful for having shared his life are children: Terry (Sharon) Conrad, Sioux Falls, Gale Conrad and Deb Conrad, Tyndall, Sheila (Ron) Goeken, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Karen (Glen) Hildebrandt, Sioux Falls; grandchildren: Jennifer (Steve) Vermillion and Dustin, Tea, Daniel (Heather) Conrad, Sioux Falls, Anthony Conrad and fiancé Olivia and Kenisha, Zahra, Isabelle, Sioux Falls, Laurie (Peter) Erenberg and Rose, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kristina Conrad and Devan, Sioux Falls, Kelly Conrad, Sioux Falls, Matthew (Brita) McGuire, Benjamin and Thomas, Madison, Andrew (Rhyanna) McGuire and Hallie, Rapid City, Shaelean (Noe) Melchor and Aiden, Elkton, Greg and Simeon Hildebrandt, Sioux Falls; and four sisters-in-law: Irene Conrad, Esther Conrad, Yankton, Eldora Munson, Mesa, Arizona, and Mary Ann Gall, Lesterville.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and four brothers: Arnold (and wife Carol), Edward, Earl, and George.
Dear Terry, Gale, Sheila, and Karen, I want to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. It's very difficult to lose your parents but we have the comfort of knowing where they are and that we will see them again. I am so sorry that I was not able to attend their funerals. I really wanted to be there. I am out of town in Bellingham, WA and I just learned of your father's death on the day of the funeral. You were such wonderful neighbors to have when I was growing up. I really enjoyed your parents and each one of you. I will never forget when Sheila showed up with flowers at the hospital when my dad was dying. The gesture of kindness was very touching to me and I am regretful that I could not be at the funerals of your parents. If I don't see you kids again, we have an appointment in heaven. See you there! Love You, Suzanne Brown Simmonds
Suzanne Brown Simmonds Nov 13 2010 10:53 PM
To the family of Lawrence Conrad: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jan Christopherson and Cj Fischer
Jan Christopherson and Cj Fischer Nov 12 2010 10:56 AM
I was so saddened to hear of Lawrence's Homegoing! I didn't get to know him until late in his life when he started calling me to bring him his beloved Watkins White Liniment! He was a regular customer and would leave very interesting messages on my answering machine. I will truly miss hearing his voice! I am proud to have called him a friend!
Diane Meyer Nov 11 2010 2:39 PM