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Elsie Erna Hiedecker Conrad
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1907
Death: Oct. 30, 2006
Pipestone County
Minnesota, USA

Elsie E. Conrad, 98, Jasper, died Monday, October 30, 2006 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jasper, with Rev. William Sabol officiating.

Pallbearers were John Mayes, David Olson, Robert Mayes, Karen Moore, Jeffrey Conrad, Greg Conrad, Kimberly Dunford, Matt Reed, Michelle Facile, Kristine Scofield, Lorie Kuipers, Todd Paulson, Scott Reed, Terri Paulson and Randy Reed.

Interment was in North Eden Cemetery, Jasper.

Elsie Erna Conrad was born to Mathias "John" and Augusta (Melz) Heidecker on Nov. 14, 1907 in Lakota County, Iowa. She was raised there and attended country school.

Upon completion of her education, she moved to her aunt's home in Holland, where she helped the area residents with domestic work. Later, she was employed at the Eagle Café in Pipestone, as well as Roe's Trading Post.

She married Edgar Conrad on June 18, 1930. Following their marriage they resided on the family farm in Eden Township of Pipestone County. They farmed there until Ed's retirement in 1970. In 1980, they built a new home on the family farm.

Ed preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 1990. After his death, Elsie continued to live on the farm until June, 2006 when she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. She was recovering from successful breast cancer surgery when she fell and fractured her leg.

On Saturday, Oct. 28 she was taken to Sioux Valley Hospital.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper and was active in the Ladies Aid and was currently an honorary member of this organization.

She is survived by her five children, Nadine (Frank) Mayes, Irvine, Calif.; Mavis (Charles) Olson, Fargo, N.D.; Daryl (Janice) Conrad, Jasper; Barbara (Robert) Paulson, Bemidji and Joan (Roger) Reed, Pipestone; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and one half-brother, Arnold Griese, Fairbanks, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Henry and Ernest Heidecker; two sisters, Minnie Kisby and Leona Wilson; two half-brothers, William and Arthur Griese and one half-sister, Irene Horak.

(Hartquist Funeral Home,
Foster-Chapel, Jasper) 
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  Edgar G Conrad (1904 - 1990)
Eden Cemetery
Pipestone County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: block 25 lot 1
Created by: Paul Everett
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46923609
Elsie Erna <i>Hiedecker</i> Conrad
Added by: Paul Everett
Elsie Erna <i>Hiedecker</i> Conrad
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 Added: Jan. 22, 2010

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