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Lawrence Conrady

July 23, 1925 ~ August 26, 2012

Lawrence Herman Conrady passed away August 26, 2012 at the age of 87 years, one month and three days.

Lawrence was born July 23, 1925 to August Frank and Florence Elizabeth Polivka Conrady on the family farm east of Caldwell. At the age of 10 he moved with his parents and siblings to a farm west of Caldwell, where he would stay for the remainder of his life.

On November 12, 1946 he married the love of his life, Colleen Corey. They celebrated fifty-three years together. Lawrence and Colleen welcomed six children into the world, Cheryl, Kathaleen, Michael, Gregory, Christine, and Cynthia. Lawrence was an incredible husband, dad, grandpa and friend, family time was his favorite pastime. Also, eating Colleen’s fantastic meals was high on his list. Not only was there enough food for the entire family but all who dad invited home were welcome.

Lawrence wore many hats during his lifetime. He was an excellent farmer and loved all aspects of it. Raising cattle and wheat, Lawrence was also a great mechanic and welder. Dad always had a dog by his side; his last furry four-legged friends were Rex and Peggy Sue, who he lovingly called Mutt.

Lawrence served as Trustee of Bluff Township for 47 years and was also the township appraiser for many years. He served on the USD360 Board of Education. He was very proud of his 70 year membership in the Knights of Columbus.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, wife Colleen, brothers Bernard and Francis, sisters Irene Roth and Peggy Capps, son-in-law Zeke Zulkoski, granddaughter Francine Warner and great-granddaughter Ainsley Norris.

Survivors include his children; Cheryl and husband Don, Kathaleen, Michael and wife Annette, Gregory and wife Annette, and Cynthia all of Caldwell and Christine and husband Monty of Medford, Oklahoma.

Grandchildren; Michelle Roth, Holly DeLain, Brian Norris, Stacy Trojnar, Christopher and Kelly Conrady, Nathaniel Zulkoski, Shiloh Rosenberg, MacKenzie Zulkoski and Hunter Lile.

Great-grandchildren; Matthew and Jacob Roth, Joshua and Daniel DeLain, Brody and Max Perkins, Braden, Olivia, and Colby Norris, Grant, Braxton and Zander Conrady, and Cameron Rosenberg.

Extended family, Robert and Sanders Roth, Tammie and Audrey Smith, Tiffany Shaffer and Hagen Butler, Jared Shaffer, Erika, Sarah and Robby Kuhlmeier, Allison and Cooper Tapaoan and Shawn O’Brate, Wendi, Cade and Cannon Little, Molly, Anna-Beth and Tanner Athey, Casey Leap and Ryan Fitch.

Other survivors include sister-in-laws Joyce Singley and Karen Garner, brother-in-law Kenton Wirtz and wife Alfreda, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

We know there are no tears in Heaven or grief of any kind, and that you suffer no more, but we will miss you Daddy beyond measure.

Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, in Caldwell.

Intermemt will be in the Caldwell City Cemtery, Caldwell, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Border Queen Cruisers Cemetery Directory Project, St. Martin's Knights of Columbus or to the Sumner County District #1 Hospital Auxiliary.

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Jan McDaniel

Family and Friends - 08/27/2012

I always enjoyed visiting with Lawrence. I am sure he will be greatly missed! May you find comfort and peace in the assurance that he has been reunited with many loved ones and will await reunion with those left behind.

Jan McDaniel


Susan McCabe

Family and Friends - 08/27/2012

I will miss our good neighbor. Lawrence was among the first on the scene when my dad and father-in-law were injured in a small explosion and resulting fire in 1999, soon after we moved to Caldwell. In fact, I think he had come by to introduce himself ( and maybe check out the new neighbors!) at an even earlier date. Since we were city folk learning the ropes of the rural life, I called on Lawrence more than once with questions about many things. He dropped everything and came to my rescue when one of our goats was having difficulty delivering her kids. I watched while he calmly took care of the situation (which had me in a panic) and I'm sure his presence saved two lives! He always made himself "available" to my family and treated us as friends...I hope we returned the favor in some small way. I


Jim & Cynthia Blunk

Family and Friends - 08/27/2012

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss, I always enjoyed seeing Lawrence in the office, he always told me exactly what he thought about his health status in no uncertian terms, he never candy coated it, and his choice of adjuctives always brightened my day, and brought many laughes for both of us. His shoes will never be filled, and he will be missed.


Roberta Clark

Family and Friends - 08/28/2012

I will be thinking of you all often and keeping you in my prayers.Your dad was such an awesome person and I am happy to have been able to know him...I am sure he will be sending you all comfort just as you all did with him....I will miss him dearly ,his twinkle in his eye and joking manner he had for me...I always looked forward to the lil kiss on the cheek or hand and the I love you's in return..He is very special and now free of pain and has gone home to be with the ones he has been missing...I can only hope that when it is my time to go ,he will be also at that gate to welcome me with that twinkle and a lil laugh and joke. He was very blessed to have such a loving and wonderful family and you were all blessed to have such an awesome Dad /Grand-dad / Great - grand -dad......Sending my love and prayers to each and every one of you....It is hard for us to let go BUT He is Home at last....


Debbie Kolarik Barnes

Family and Friends - 08/28/2012

Your mom and dad are both very special to me. I think one of my fondest memories of your dad was after Marvin and Colin had gotten into the shoving match at the Jaycee's New Years Eve Dance. Two days later on our way to the elevator, Lawrence stopped in the middle of the road and shook hands with Marvin...then asked if he had an attorney. He did not and your dad stated, "Don't worry about it. One will contact you this afternoon." One did and we never did get a bill from that attorney.

I have spent many good times with your family members and your parents will always be two of the most important memories that I will always cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.


Nick Struble

Family and Friends - 08/29/2012

Cynthia, Hunter and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lawrence was was quite a man. I had so much fun getting to know him and going on that home safety visit a while back during harvest. He was literally "HE (double hockey sticks)" on wheels that day! What a support system you girls have been for him! I know he will be missed by you all but hang on to those priceless memories! Psalm 46:1 God Bless, Nick


Marianna Powers

Family and Friends - 09/06/2012

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Greg, you were so nice to help Bert and I when we moved to Caldwell. I will always remember your kindness.


You are heavy on my mind

Grant Conrady - 12/18/2019

You are heavy on my mind today grandpa..i miss you cussing up a storm and your lead foot..miss gathering at the table for family meals and spending time on the will forever hold a place in my heart..until we meet again.



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