Wallace Leslie Conrad, of Pine River MN, left this life peacefully surrounded by family on May 3, 2022, age 100. Wally was born on August 19, 1921, in Lamberton MN, to Ida and Fred Conrad. He grew up working on his family farms. He joined the CCC when he was 16. After that he worked picking crops, following the harvest in CA. He was invited to join the US Army August 24, 1942, and served until December 8, 1945, during WWII. His detail was to drive a 2.5 ton truck in France, Germany, England, Italy, and Austria. He earned The Victory Medal with 5 bronze stars. After the war, he married his long time sweetheart, Lorrayne Margaret Krieger, on August 10, 1946. They had three children, Curtis, Cynthia and Spencer. His career as a carpenter, foreman, and housing contractor contributed to building his own home in Eden Prairie, MN, and their retirement home in Pine River, MN. While they lived in Eden Prairie he was one of the first Eden Prairie Volunteer Firefighters. He was preceded in death by his wife Lorrayne, youngest son, Spence, parents, brothers and sisters. He is survived by his half-brother George Grieger, son Curt (Rita), daughter Cyndee (Tom), daughter-in-law Jan, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Visitation 9 AM Monday (5/9) with Funeral service at 10 AM, followed by a luncheon at Pax Christi Catholic Community, 12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie. Service will be live-streamed at paxchristi.com Interment St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Willow River MN.
Huber Funeral & Cremation Services
Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970