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9/25/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Conrad Grundmeyer
Conrad Joseph Grundmeyer
Conrad Joseph Grundmeyer, 79, of Sabula died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Mercy Living Center North, Clinton.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston with Father Don Hertges as celebrant.

Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.

A visitation is 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Miller-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, with a scripture wake service at 6:15 p.m.

Conrad was born Jan. 6, 1933, to Anton and Dorothy Kurtenbach Grundmeyer in Raeville, Neb. He graduated from Dundee High School with the class of 1951.

Conrad served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He married Mary Patricia Thurm June 12, 1957, in Manchester. She died Dec. 23, 2011, in Clinton.

Conrad began his career with the United States Postal Service in May of 1957 as a mail carrier in Manchester and later Sabula and was quickly promoted to postmaster of Sabula in June of 1974. He served as Postmaster until retiring in October 1992.

Conrad drove a school bus for East Central Schools and did "handy work" for several people in Sabula. He enjoyed western movies, baseball and the outdoors.

Conrad was a member of the Izaak Walton League and the former St. Peter Catholic Church, Sabula. He attended Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston.

Conrad is survived by a daughter, Cindy Watkins of DeWitt; sons, Tom of Littleton, Colo., and Curt of Sabula; a granddaughter; sisters, Rita Thole of Oelwein, Dorothy Digmann of Dyersville and Mary Ann (David) Puff of Dubuque; brothers, Willis (Berniece) of Lamont, Val (JG) of Chula Vista, Calif., Tony (Nancy) of Waterloo and Jim (Janice) of Masonville .

Conrad also was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial fund has been established.

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