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Roger Allen Conrad, age 73, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017. He was born in Flint on Sept. 12, 1944, the son of Harry L. "Bud" Conrad Jr. and Elaine F. (Knierer) Conrad.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harry Lester Conrad III.
Surviving are his wife, Shelia; sons, Matthew (Anne) Conrad, John (Erin) Conrad; daughter, Mary Shaltry; grandchildren, Harrison and Polly Conrad, Madelyn and Reid Conrad, Reagan and Jackson Shaltry; nieces, Stacy (Joseph) Plude and Angela (Kevin) Daughtery; and many other relatives.
Rod, as he was known, worked for The Christman Company starting at the age of 18 as a field worker while attending MSU. He continued with the company as an owner and conceptual estimator until his retirement in 2001. He played an active role with the Michigan Concrete Association, where he served as a certification testing instructor.
Rod was a supporter of his Alma Mater, Michigan State University, as well as being a strong supporter of Spartan Athletics. He contributed philanthropically throughout the greater Lansing area in many ways. He was active with the CROP Walk, volunteered his services as a certified civil engineer, was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lansing and The Turner Dodge Board of Directors.
Rod joined the First Presbyterian Church 50 years ago with his parents and met his wife there, who was the church secretary. Rod served as a deacon for many years and was very involved with the Christian Education and Mission Interpretation Committees.
He enjoyed time at Voneda Place on Elk Lake in Elk Rapids with his family and close friends.
The funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa, Lansing, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in his memory.
Arrangements are by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel; www.EstesLeadley.com.
Published on November 29, 2017
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