|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1914|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1998|
Former Petoskey resident Elmo Nelson CONRAD, 84, of Warren, died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.
Elmo was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Harrison County, Ind., the second of six children of J. Leslie and Audrey (MOORE) CONRAD.
He married Helen MUHLITNER on June 8, 1940, and in 1941 joined Metropolitan Church where Helen was a member. They joined a young couples' sunday school class - now the Metrolites - and were active for more than 50 years. Elmo served a term on the administrative board of the church, and was also a second degree Mason. His wife, Helen, preceded him in death on Oct. 13, 1996.
Elmo worked for the U.S. Post Office as a letter carrier and in the evenings as a salesman for the Fuller Brush Co. Wishing to remain active after his first retirement, he worked for a number of courier services as a delivery person. He continued to be of service to others as a driver for a Detroit area hospital. Following this second retirement, he did volunteer work in hospitals.
At the age of 78, Elmo decided it was time to get an education saying, "If my sons can get a degree, so can I." He attended North Central Michigan College in Petoskey and, at the age of 82, received his associate's degree.
While living in Petoskey, he became active in the Petoskey United Methodist Church. His continued desire to be of help to others led him to Stephen Ministry training, a 50-hour course which helps people in their ability to listen to others and be a friend to a person in need. He completed the Stephen Ministry training in 1994 and worked with that group in the Petoskey Church.
Elmo loved to travel and joined a group of retired hospital volunteers on tours to Israel, China and England.
He is survived by three sons, Bruce and his wife, Virginia, Glenn and Gerald; four grandchildren, Kenneth and his wife, Jackie, Julie, Carla and Paul; and four great-grandchildren, Kaylene, Paul Joseph, Shayna and Melanie. Also surviving are one brother, Merle CONRAD; and four sisters, Nellie PECK, Laverne BURRICK, Lucille JONES and Gayle STALEY.
Visitation was held Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, at the A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Troy, where a Masonic service took place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Desmond Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Dr. William K. Quick, Elmo's pastor for the past 24 years, officiating. Interment took place in Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, Mich.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Metropolitan United Methodist Church Centennial Scholarship Fund, 8000 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48202.
Transcribed from the "Petoskey News-Review", a newspaper serving the Emmet Co., MI area.
Roseland Park Cemetery
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Record added: Dec 06, 2013
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