Barbara Lou Conrad, age 85, of Cassopolis, died at home, Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
Her life began July 20, 1936 in Elkhart, Indiana, the third of four children born to Howard and Ruby Berger. She married Herbert Ray Conrad February 26, 1954 in Elkhart, Indiana. After sixty-one years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 2015.
Barbara looked forward to spending time with her family. She was a great cook and loved to bake, and loved caramel cashew sundaes from Culver’s. She was an avid bird watcher and played cards with a friendly competitive nature.
Barbara will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by two daughters, Lou Anne Bates and Kay (Jon) Krager, both of Cassopolis; five grandchildren, Daniel Bates, Jr. of Constantine, Michigan, Toby Conrad of Cassopolis, Josh (Jera) Krager of Vandalia, Lisa (Robert) Engelhardt of Portage, Indiana, Elizabeth (Christine Summers) Krager of Cassopolis; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; one sister, Janet (Sonny) Filley of Cassopolis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Linda Rae Conrad; one grandson, Todd Conrad; one sister, Joanna Brock; one brother, Rex Berger; and one son-in-law, Daniel Bates, Sr.
Family and friends will gather Monday, September 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon in Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. Mrs. Conrad will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Cassopolis, Michigan.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Barbara be made to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis.
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