OCONOMOWOC

Constance Conrader
April 13, 1919 — Nov. 26, 2015

Constance “Connie” Conrader, 96, passed Nov. 26, 2015. She was an Oconomowoc resident for over 66 years.

A degreed botanist, she was author and illustrator of numerous magazine articles covering environmental, botanical and zoological subjects. Much of her work appeared in the Wisconsin magazine. A versatile writer, she authored a children’s novel, “Blue Wampum,” about Native American life before turning attention to co-authoring with her beloved husband, Jay (deceased), a naturalist field guide titled “The Northwoods Wildlife Region” and later a beautifully illustrated book of inspiration about the Bahai faith, ‘Tokens From The Writings of Baha’u’llah.” She was a longtime librarian at the Oconomowoc Public Library.

A private burial service was held on Tuesday, December 1, at La Belle Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of a memorial service and celebration at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 9, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.