Barbara “Bobbie” A. Conrad

April 30, 1919 – March 10, 2010

Barbara “Bobbie” A. Conrad of Waukesha died Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at her residence at the age of 90. She was born April 30, 1919, in Ironwood, Mich., to Oscar and Mabel (nee McDougal) Olson.

She was a graduate of Ironwood High School and a 1943 graduate of Carroll College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Carroll College, she was a member of the Theta Pi Delta sorority.

On May 28, 1945, she married Blythe A. “Connie” Conrad. He preceded her in death in 1982. She has been a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1943, where she has been a longtime member of the choir and a volunteer and coordinator of Meals on Wheels. She had worked at Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Century Fence and the state of Wisconsin, where she retired in 1985.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Joyce (Bill) Leissring of Tuscon, Ariz., and Wayne (Judy) Conrad of Waukesha. She was the dear grandmother of Carrie Conrad of Waukesha and Matthew (Britt) Conrad of Wauwatosa. She is further survived by her sister, Joy Ross of Barefoot Bay, Fla., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kay Jacobson, as well as her parents.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, March 13, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private family burial will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

The Conrad family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Avalon Square and to the hospice staff from AseraCare for the compassionate care given to their mother and for the support given to their family.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.