Conrad B. Lobenstein, 86
Jan. 24, 1930 — May 23, 2016 

Conrad “Connie” B. Lobenstein, 86, of Tomah, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center, Sparta. He was born in Adams on Jan. 24, 1930, to Ben and Euphrosina (Mack) Lobenstein. He was united in marriage to Anna Marie (Wuest) Steier on July 28, 1979, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Bend.

He served in the Wisconsin National Guard for 16 years. He was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Tomah, as well as an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4125, a charter fourth-degree member of Father Francis Heindl Assembly 1902 of Tomah and a certified member of the Honor Guard of the District of Wisconsin. He was employed with Schultz Brothers Co. of Chicago as a store manager for 20 years, then he moved back to Tomah and worked for the Tomah Area School District for 16 years as the head custodian, retiring in 1992.

He is survived by four stepchildren, Jerry (Ellen) Steier, James (Barbara) Steier, Joann (Oscar) Beisbier and Joseph (Jean) Steier Jr.; 11 stepgrandchildren, Laure (Jeff) Seidensticker, Diane (Ron) O’Meara, Mike (Shelly) Beisbier, Steve (Angie) Beisbier, Anna Marie (Chris) Friemel, Mark (Tracy) Steier, Jeff (Joanne) Steier, Joe Steier III, Jeanine (Jay) Schabel, Jason (Amy) Steier and Jed (Danielle) Steier; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Lobenstein; a stepbrother-in-law, Norman Wuest; a stepsister-in-law, Ruth Hamm; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; a sister, Cecelia Brady; a brother, James; a stepsister and brother-in-law, La Vina (Delroy) Povonka; a stepbrother-in-law, Ray Hamm; and a stepbrother and sisterin- law, Ambrose (Aarebelle) Wuest.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at Queen of the Apostles Parish at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (303 W. Monroe St., Tomah). Monsignor Richard W. Gilles will officiate. In accordance to Conrad’s wishes, he will be cremated after the service and burial will take place at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Fond du Lac by his wife, Ann. Relatives and friends are invited to call Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.