Richard Elmer “Skip” Conrad approached the golden gates of Heaven on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, surrounded by love in his home, just like he wanted. He was born in Green Bay on Feb. 3, 1934, to the late Elmer and Marion (Mix) Conrad. Skip was a brilliant man, most commonly known for his word of honor and impressive handyman work. As an inventor by nature, no project was impossible, if the book didn’t have a blueprint he made one.
On a warm Wisconsin day, you could find Skip swinging on the deck in his bib overalls or stripping wire in the garage. It didn’t matter if it was a cold day Skip was always a go for an ice cream social. Skip loved being in the sun, knocking out word searches, munching on popcorn, wood carving his wooden toy cars, and cruising the town with his wife admiring the city of Green Bay. Skip, a beloved “Papa”, took pride in teaching his daughter and granddaughters one of a kind life skills. Never too old to start a hobby, Skip thoroughly enjoyed competitive cycling, run/walks, and rollerblading for fun at the young age of 60.
His memories live on through his loving wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Heather; sons, Kim (Marsha), Jesse (Patti), Race, and Chris Conrad; 3 granddaughters, Jasmine (Raul), Jordan and Jessica; 2 grandsons, Michael, and Mitchell; brothers, Jim (Bette) Conrad and John (Terri) Reynolds; and doggies, Andrea and Bella; and many other family and friends.
Visitation will be at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Visitation will continue at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Ln., from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, with Rev. Mark Vander Steeg officiating the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed www.Prokowall.com.