Olive L. Conrad

May 31, 1930 - December 23, 2018

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Thursday, December 27, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, December 27, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Olive Louise Conrad, 88, of Kendallville died unexpectedly Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne surrounded by her family.

She was born May 31, 1930, in Kendallville to Fred E. and Thelma (Mayes) Hoffelder.

On July 3, 1947, in Kendallville she married Lloyd M. Conrad. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2001.

Mrs. Conrad had worked at Kraft Foods in Kendallville and was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Wayne Center United Methodist Church, Kendallville.

Being an artistic person, Olive loved to paint and draw. She also enjoyed the water aerobics class at the Kendallville YMCA and playing dominoes with The Club. Her humorous nature will be missed by her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary L. (Douglas) Brewer of Kendallville, and Nancy M. (Ron) Katt of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; a son, Fredrick Conrad of Tarpon Springs, Florida; daughter-in-law, Paula Conrad; eight grandchildren, Chris Rimmel, Ronda (Jeff) Huff, Dylan (Mayra) Conrad, Amber (Greg) Hardy, Melissa Conrad, Tara Hale, Paul Conrad, and Shelley Holt; 13 great-grandchildren, Scarlet Teschke, Megan Sproat, Shane Smith, Liliana Conrad, Wyette Conrad, Andrew Conrad, Luke Conrad, Ashlyn Conrad, Amber Conrad, Anna Le Conrad, Ariana Conrad, Ava Holt, and Ivy Holt; three step great-grandchildren, Jessica Merklilng, Justin Huff, and Melissa Huff; one great great-granddaughter, Harper Sproat; four sisters, Laura Mae Coleman of Kendallville, Mary Jane Double of Ossian, Dorothy Jones of Ossian, and Sally (Bud) Parman of Florida; and two brothers, Harold (Shirley) Hoffelder of Kendallville and Tom (Carol) Hoffelder of Wisconsin.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Dan Conrad, two grandsons, Brett Conrad and Danny Conrad; three sisters, Barb Swartz, Betty Fletcher, Catherine Hoffelder; and a brother Clifford Hoffelder.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with the Rev. Ken Walker of Wayne Center United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Pallbearers are Andrew Conrad, Dylan Conrad, Wyette Conrad, Shane Smith, John Sproat, and Justin Huff.

Calling is Thursday, December 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Wayne Center United Methodist Church.

View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

January 2nd, 2019 1:42pm

Dear Conrad family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Olive. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. (Please read) May God give you and your family comfort in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected. With deepest sympathy and warmth of heart. Additional Bible based comfort can be found at jw.org Search:Comfort.

Frannie Gehring
December 26th, 2018 8:26pm
Kendallville IN

God rest you Olive, one of my favorite people. We were co-workers at Kraft Foods for years, and I always enjoyed working with you. Hope to see you up there in heaven some day!

Bartlett Fletcher
December 26th, 2018 7:40pm
Fort Wayne, In

Olive was a Warm- Hearted Aunt , I liked Visiting & Fishing off Her Pier, My Prayers to the Family.

Barron Renkenberger
December 26th, 2018 5:45pm

I remember going out the Conrad farm when I was a boy .Olive and Loyod were great people , they are missed

Jerry and Olsen schwarz
December 26th, 2018 12:53pm
5120 Due West Rd. KEnnesaw Geo

With our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mayra Conrad
December 26th, 2018 10:28am
Albion Indiana

My deepest sympathy to the Conrad Family. Grandma Olive was a special lady. Full of Life and joy. We will miss her.

Lana and Lloyd Moore
December 26th, 2018 10:21am
Howe, in

Ronda— sorry for the loss of your gma- thinking of you and your family

Tara Hale
December 25th, 2018 9:42pm

I'm going to miss everything about you Grandma. I love you.

Wayne Center United Methodist Church
December 25th, 2018 8:32pm

Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and we loved having her at church. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Gresham
December 25th, 2018 7:58pm
2203 Rehm Drive Fort Wayne,In

To my Aunt Olive .You were a very much beloved lady and you will be missed very much .

The Kings
December 25th, 2018 7:23pm

Sorry for you lost.

December 25th, 2018 3:30pm

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. One encouraging thought you might find comforting is found at John 5:28, 29. “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” God gives us this beautiful hope that he will soon resurrect our dead loved ones and we can see them again on a paradise earth! I hope this promise brings you comfort as it does me.

Ronnie Cole
December 25th, 2018 1:50pm
Birmingham, AL

Nancy and Family, We are sorry for your loss and will keep your family and friends in our prayers.

December 24th, 2018 9:51pm

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I will not able to attend Olive's service as I am out of town.

Toni Strawser Mast
December 24th, 2018 7:56pm
rome city

Fred, I'm sorry for your loss. I remember you from school. You have your mother's eyes.