James Robert "Corky" Conrad 1
- Born: 3 May 1931, Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA
- Died: 11 Oct 2012, Avilla, Noble County, Indiana, USA at age 81
AUBURN - James Robert "Corky" Conrad, 81, of Auburn, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born May 3, 1931, in Auburn, to James and Dorothy (Lockhart) Conrad.
He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Conrad was a Smithfield Township farmer, salesman for 35 years, and for the last 17 years of his carer he worked for National Distributors of Indianapolis.
Corky was a member of the Northeast Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, where he managed the Sutton's Market baseball team to a 1965 Stan Musial National Championship. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 97 of Auburn.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Michelle Conrad of Conover, North Carolina; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Matt Beerbower of Auburn, and Kelly and Steve Hipskind of Auburn; five grandchildren, Courtney Knox, Mitchell Beerbower, Mariah Hipskind, Tayler Hipskind and Seger Conrad; a great-grandson, Braylon Knox; a sister, Mary Ann Ferrebee of Stone Mountain, Georgia; and two sisters-in-law, Eileen Conrad of Auburn and Eleanor Conrad of Ashley.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Conrad and Wayne Conrad; a grandson-in-law, Sgt. JaBraun Knox; and a brother-in-law, Col. Tom Ferrebee.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday prior to the funeral service. Matt Beerbower will be officiating.
Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery with military graveside services being conducted by the U.S. Army and American Legion Post 97 of Auburn. Visitation will also be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post 97 of Auburn or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com
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