William Conrad Jr., 86

William Conrad Jr. passed away at his home in West Bend on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
Bill was born in Milwaukee on March 9, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Norma (nee Hausfelt) Conrad.

Bill served his country in the Navy during World War II and was actively involved in the Pacific Theater of War. Joining the Navy right after graduating from high school, he once said he “became a man overnight.” When the war ended, Bill entered college on the GI Bill and received degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering. He later received a master in business administration. He retired from GE-Hotpoint Division over 30 years ago.

He has resided at the Cedar Ridge Senior Community for the past 22 years. He will be sadly missed by his dear friend and dancing partner, Ruth Duenk, as well as many other friends and family. He will be remembered for his kindness, love of cars and his desire to be smartly dressed for any occasion.

Many thanks to his personal care provider, Aleksandr Baybayar, and to the nurses and social workers from Cedar Hospice. Memorials, if desired, to the Cedar Foundation, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove or the charity of your choice.

A gathering to “Remember Bill” will be held Friday, Aug. 31, from 7-9 p.m. at Pine Ridge Condominiums, 2107 Pine Ridge Court, Grafton.

The Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Service, 10121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, served the family.